The world is strange place and there are thousands of strange houses and buildings all around the world. Many of them you have already seen. But now, here are 15 weirdest buildings according to Strange Buildings.
1. Snail House, Sofia Bulgaria
The extravagant snail-house in Sofia`s district of Simeonovo is one of the local attractions. It represents colorful 5-storey building in the shape of a snail. Although its non-standard form, the building fits well the surrounding buildings and creating the illusion that the giant snail crawl along the street. On the roof are “perched” small ladybug and butterfly and around “crawl” other small snails.
The construction was built in 2008 and is owned by a construction specialist who designed the golf courses in Japan and France and worked over the palace of the Emir of Kuwait. The house is built in high quality of lightweight and environmentally friendly materials. There are no straight walls, corners and edges. It is claimed that in the construction was not used any brick.
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2. Druzhba Holiday Center, Yalta Ukraine
The hotel was built in 1984 by Ukrainian architect Igor Vasilevsky.
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3. Nautilus House, Mexico City, Mexico
This amazing house was built in 2006 by Arquitectura Orgánica . A young couple with two children from Mexico City who after living in a conventional home wanted to change to one integrated to nature.
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4. Parc Güell, Barcelona Spain
The vast park that dates from 1990, owes its name to the client Eusebi Güell. The architect behind the park is the famous Antoni Gaudi. The park is through the work of Gaudi and the hilly landscape a unique appearance. You will find, among other things, the unique mosaic designs, integrated into the countryside staircases, magnificent caves and the Gaudí Museum.
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5. The Crooked House, Sopot Poland
Designed by architect Szotnyscy Zaleski and built in 2004. Zaleski was inspired by the unbelievable work of Polish artist Jan Marcin Szancer, a fantasy and children’s literature illustrator when designed the building.
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6. Low Impact Woodland House, Wales, UK
A man has built a home on a hillside in Wales reminiscent of a hobbit house straight out of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – all constructed from start to finish on a budget of £3,000 ($4,620).
Simon Dale‘s home is a woodland construction that took just four months to build and the low-impact, environmentally-friendly home now allows his family to live close to nature.
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7. Rotating Tower, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Visionary architect Dr. David Fisher is the creator of the world’s first building in motion – the revolutionary Dynamic Tower. It will adjust itself to the sun, wind, weather and views by rotating each floor separately. This building will never appear exactly the same twice.
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8. Kansas City Public Library Parking Garage, Kansas City USA
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9. National Grand Theatre, Beijing China
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and colloquially described as The Bird’s Egg, is an opera house in Beijing, China. The Centre, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats 5,452 people in three halls and is almost 12,000 m² in size. It was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. Construction started in December 2001 and the inaugural concert was held in December 2007.
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10. Habitat 67, Montreal Canada
Habitat 67, or simply Habitat, is a model community and housing complex in Montreal, Canada designed by Israeli–Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. It was originally conceived as his master’s thesis in architecture at McGill University and then built as a pavilion for Expo 67, the World’s Fair held from April to October 1967.
Habitat 67 is widely considered an architectural landmark and one of the most recognizable and significant buildings in both Montreal and Canada.
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11. Stone House, Guimaraes Portugal
Located in the Fafe mountains of northern Portugal, A Casa do Penedo, or “the House of Stone,” was built between four large boulders found on the site. Although the house may seem rustic, it is not lacking in amenities, which include a fireplace and a swimming pool carved out of one of the large rocks.
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12. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain
The building of the church begun in 1882 and it is not yet finished. It was design by the Catalan architect, Antonio Gaudi combining Art Noveau and Gothic styles. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete. The name means “The holy family” and the entire building has a rich religious symbolism.
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13. Waldspirale, Darmstadt Germany
The Waldspirale is a residential building complex in Darmstadt, Germany, built in the 1990s. The name translates into English as forest spiral, reflecting both the general plan of the building and the fact that it has a green roof. It was designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, planned and implemented by architect Heinz M. Springmann, and constructed by the Bauverein Darmstadt company. The building was completed in 2000.
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14. Earth House, Lostorf Switzerland
Designed by Peter Vetsch private house is built on a southern slope on Höhenweg in Lostorf. The lot is bordered on the north by woods. The house is integrated into a hillslope.
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15. Ideal palace, France
Ferdinand Cheval was a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais idéal (the “Ideal Palace”) in Hauterives. The Palace is regarded as an extraordinary example of naïve art architecture.