World’s Wackiest Buildings

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Nautilus House, Mexico City, Mexico. Arquitectonica Organica, 2006. The inside is just as extraordinary; to see it, go here.

WHEN IT COMES TO ARCHITECTURE, give me crazy over boring any day. Along comes an e-mail — OK, a forward, and I apologize if you’ve seen it before — with 35 of the “world’s most unique buildings.” A few are familiar — a Gaudi in Barcelona, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao, and a couple from expos and World’s Fairs, which one expects to be far-out — but most I’d never seen. All of them are just plain fun to look at.

Here’s a sampling of 10. If you’d like to see the entire group, leave a comment on this post, and I’ll forward you the e-mail.

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Cubic Houses, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Piet Blom, 1984.

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Basket Building, Newark, Ohio, 1997.

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House Attack, Vienna, Austria. Erwin Wurm, 2006.

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Conch Shell house, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Octavio Ocampo. A vacation rental!

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National Theatre, Beijing, China. Paul Andreu, 2004. Stunning, IMO.

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Low Impact Woodland Home, Wales. Simon Dale. For a peek at the interior, go here.

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Kansas City Library, Kansas City, MO

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Stone House, Guimaraes, Portugal. Built between two existing boulders.

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Crooked House, Sopot, Poland. Szotyńscy & Zaleski, 2004.

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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6 Responses to World’s Wackiest Buildings

  1. Patti Hinkle says:

    Wacky Houses–what fun. Great post to start the work week in Real Estate.
    I wonder how some of they look on the inside.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Do hobbits live in the stone house? And to whomever sent you the e-mail: Unique can’t be modified–as the houses in the pictures make so clear.

  3. cara says:

    That’s what I thought immediately, Anon: a hobbit house! Patti, I’ve added links to the interiors of that one and the Nautilus house.

  4. Joe says:

    It’s always refreshing to see fun architecture! For more pics of the Conch Shell house: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/reviews/p156977

  5. Coppermaven says:

    Sure are wacky! Please send me the link

  6. carolyn says:

    Thanks, please send me the link!

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