It can be an inspiration, thought, a sudden crazy idea or maybe just a curiosity to build something new and out of the blue. That is how unique and bizarre constructions are made which are unusual and happen to be the brain child of the best designers and architects. Once when they are done, people tend to term them as weird, and only a lucky few would be able to guess the efforts behind it.
The most renowned artists of the modern and ancient world have put their heart and soul to bring these architectural marvels to life. There are many buildings in the race of winning the bizarre trophy; however, the ones that make it to our list are worth checking out.
The Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Started in 1992 and completed in 1996, it took four years for Czech architect Vlado Milunic and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry to construct Fred and Ginger, or better known as the Dancing House of Prague. It didn’t quite receive accolades or appreciation due to the architectural styles in vogue back then, but it had the full support of the then Czech President. It has been honoured by featuring its design on a 2000-year-old Czech Koruna Coin.
Bubble House, Cannes, France
The 1200 mega-square feet complex owned by renowned fashion designer Pierre Cardin is situated as such that a visitor gets an absolutely breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. Sitting on the hills of Cannes in Southern France, this construction has hosted enormous parties for its owner. It is now on sale for a huge price tag of $300 million.
Crooked Little House, Sopot, Poland
One of the most unique buildings in the world, Crooked little house is a 4000 sq feet building designed by Szotynscy & Zaleski . It is a part of the Rezydent shopping centre, and interestingly, it was inspired by the fairy tale illustrations of Jan Marcin Schanzer and Pan Dahlberg. The designers have tried to lend it an unusual architecture.
Hang Nga Guesthouse, Dalat, Vietnam
A Vietnamese architect namely Dang Viet Nga constructed this building which is popularly known as the crazy house. The overall construction of the building depicts a tree and boasts of other animal shapes like mushrooms, spiders and caves that are inculcated in it. It has been listed in World’s top 10 bizarre buildings in China’s People’s Daily.
Casa Mila, Barcelona, Spain
Also referred to as ‘La Pedrera’ or ‘Open Quarry’, it is the last private residence designed by Antoni Gaudi between 1906 and 1910. The unconventional design of the structure had put it in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1984. The modern building of Barcelona gathered much criticism during its time.
Upside Down House, Szymbark, Poland
Decorated in Socialist style, the house stands on its roof and people walk on its ceiling which is why it is called the Upside down house. Quite interestingly designed by businessman Daniel Czapiewski, the construction was much more expensive than expected. Moreover, there is a toilet inside from the 1970’s, and it is here that one can find the world’s longest plank.
Villa Vals, Swiss Alps
Now, explore the Alpine slopes wrapped up just inside one! Concealed in an Alpine Slope, with sunlight pouring in, this ultra lavish villa is dug out of a mountainside right next to the famous Therme vals and skirts all the essential amenities with magnificent views of the unsullied nature.
This picturesque villa is constructed by famous Dutch designers, Hella Jongerius and Demakersvan and others; now, hike and ski in the snow and return exhausted for a mood lifting spa in the Therme Vals. A must stay for one of a kind experience in the Swiss ambiance.
Ideal Palace, Hauterives, France
A French Postman Ferdinand Cheval invested 30 years of his life to build the ‘Ideal Palace’ in Hauterives. The architecture involves all sorts of animals and figures of giants, birds and mythological figures. Ferdinand was inspired by the magazines he used to read and built it without following any architectural rules. The building is quite unique in itself. It was designated as a historical monument by the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England
Endorsed with steel framework, this spectacular building is designed by Future Systems. It gets its name from the CEO of Future Systems who was assigned for this work- Selfridges. The picture of this landmark construction in Birmingham is also included in the Windows 7 wallpapers list.
The Piano House, Anhui China
Crafted most exquisitely in 2007, the Piano house is shaped into a huge piano with a massive glass violin that makes for a breathtaking entrance. The violin houses the escalators and the staircase to the main building that serves as a showroom to display plans for the district of Shannan of Huainan city of China. The exteriors of the building lit up in the evening creating a marvelous sight, you can also choose the place to host the most usually romantic wedding.
So, visit these one of a kind unique buildings in the world first hand to get the best experience and know all about it.