1 – Cubic houses in Rotterdam, Netherlands
It is impossible to walk by these cube shaped houses inclined in 45º and not get stumped with its architectural style. There are 40 homes altogether in Rotterdam – a Dutch city very famous for its modern and eccentric architecture. The design of these houses was developed in 1978 by architect Piet Blom, in order to represent a “yellow abstract forest.”
2 – Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada
This complex of apartments was developed by architect Moshe Safdie, during the Expo 67 event in Montreal. Canadians couldn’t believe that this apartment building would be such a great success. Altogether, there are 148 families living in these cube-shaped homes.
3 – Shoe house, Pennsylvania, United States
This peculiar and tacky house in the United States was built in 1948 by millionaire Mahlon Haines. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is said to be quite cozy inside. Its first owner was a successful footwear businessman, which explains this crazy architectural piece.
4 – Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic
This office building is located in the center of Prague and was designed by architects Frank Gehry and Vlado Miluni?. Its construction was completed in 1996 and generated some controversy at the time, because of its very different architecture.
5 – Thin House, London, England
This peculiar building has become a tourist attraction in England. Looking at the photo makes it difficult to believe that anyone could live in the such a thin building. This is all due to an optical illusion though, because the building has a triangular shape that widens at the top, even though you can’t really notice it.
6 – Modern Igloo, Alaska, United States
This 24m igloo, located 30 km from the town of Cantwell, Alaska, is surrounded by mountains and was recently sold for US$300,000.
7 – The crooked house, Poland
Looking at the picture of this house for the first time, we clearly the idea that it is a special photo-shopped effect, but it is not. It exists and it is a project by architect Szotynscy Zaleski. Some call it crooked house, but in fact its name is Krzywy Domek, and it is part of a shopping complex in Poland. It is designed to look like it is melting, and they were quite successful at it since it quickly grabs the attention of anyone who walks by it.
8 – The Basket (Longaberger Factory) Ohio, United States
This is the Longaberger Company in Ohio, United States, considered one of the most bizarre buildings in the world. This is because it’s shaped like a gigantic picnic basket, and took nearly two years to complete. The founder believed that such an unusual design would draw attention to the company, and therefore helping to build the brand.
9 – House Attack, Vienna, Austria
Attack house was built temporarily, during an exhibition of the artist Erwin Wurm in late 2006, and is actually an outdoor sculpture at the Moderner Kunst Museum in Vienna.
10 – La Pedrera, Spain
The Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera, is an old building designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí, built between the years 1905 and 1907. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.