When working together designers and architects can come up with some pretty amazing and weird building constructions that become really famous and popular. Recently, one such building sparked my interest and I decided to search for other interesting buildings and share them with you. Scroll down through the article to see some of the most fascinating architectural concepts from all around the world! I bet that they are going to leave you speechless!
Turning Torso (Malmö, Sweden)
The Turning Torso building was opened in 2005 and at that time it was the highest building in the EU. It held second place for the second-highest building in Europe too. The architect whose name stands behind the tallest building in Sweden is Santiago Calatrava. Turning Torso is divided into 5 segments. The first two segments are offices while all the others are luxury flats. It’s pretty amazing that all of the energy that is being consumed in the building is renewable, coming from wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources.
Tianzi Hotel (Hebei, China)
This hotel is considered to be a gigantic and phenomenal work of art. This hotel consists of three old men which are dressed in traditional and colorful clothes. These Chines deities are representing the good life, so if you are looking for a place to spend a night, you should definitely take this hotel into your consideration. You will find it in a small town in Hebei province. Isn’t it interesting that you can find this weird building in the Guinness book of records for being one of the largest image buildings?
Kunsthaus Graz (Graz, Austria)
Peter Cook and Colin Fournier are the designers of this building named The Friendly Alien. It was built in 2003 and since then it has become the main attraction of all art lovers from all around the world. It has improved the urban identity of the city of Graz and it serves as an exhibition center for contemporary art. Its unique facade is made of glass, steel, and acrylic plastic while the interior is inspired by UFOs.
Krzywy Domek (Sopot, Poland)
Krzywy Domek or the Crooked House was built in 2004. Its designers Szotyńscy & Zalesk were inspired by some fairytale illustrations by Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. This weird building is a commercial center and it attracts lots of photographers and tourists. When they see it from the outside, they immediately want to enter and check out its interior as well. If you visit it, you will run into some lovely restaurants, shops, and a radio station.
The Dancing House (Prague, Czech Republic)
Prague is known as one of the most charming cities in Europe, and the Dancing House it’s going to charm you too with its uniqueness and contemporary design. The Dancing House is the most popular building in Prague and its designers are Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. It resembles two people dancing, so this is where the name comes from. It’s often compared to Ying and Yang. The first building is dynamic and the second one static. Frank calls them Ginger and Fred in honor of the film couple formed by Ginger Rogers.
Wat Samphran Temple (Nakhon Pathom, Thailand)
You will find the Wat Samphran Temple really unique and odd at the same time. It’s a combination of Chinese and Thai elements and it is a wonderful architectural structure that intrigues everyone. If you want to examine it in detail you will have to head to Nakhon Pathom province in Thailand. This rose-pink temple tower is 80 meters high and it has 17 stories. The year when it was built is still unknown but it’s registered in 1985. Its construction has taken 5 years and it was meant to be a place for monks to meditate and study.
Church of Hallgrímur (Reykjavík, Iceland)
This church is one of Reykjavik’s most popular landmarks. It’s pretty amazing that you can see it from every spot in the city. It took 40 years to complete the whole building. When designing the building, the architect inspired himself from elements that are found in Iceland’s nature like glaciers, columns, and mountains. This church is considered to be a weird building since it’s on the list of both the most beautiful and most ugly buildings in the world ever.
Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)
Habitat 67 is designed by Moshe Safdie and it was intended to be a solution for housing in dense urban environments. In its plan, it contained shopping centers, a school, and 1000 housing units but later it was limited just to 158 residential units. Habitat 67 is composed of 354 identical modules which are connected with each other. Even today it continues to thrive successfully as a housing object. Thanks to its design, each apartment had a roof garden, a constant flow of fresh air and a maximum of natural light.