72 Weirdest Building Designs
If you ever feel that some architects live in their own fantasy land, you are not the only one. The buildings they create can range from majestic to magical, and they are sure to captivate your buttresses, stoic columns, angelic balconies and formidable facades. However, you may sometimes get the idea that some of these art innovators haven’t fully considered some things – like the fact that people actually have to live and work in the built-up buildings.
We have some dreamy and confusing buildings to show you today, dear pandas, so take off your opera glasses, get yourself some popcorn, and let’s go through the cream of the crop of the ‘Bizarre Buildings’ subredit. Take a look at some of the most beautiful buildings people may have a hard time living in, vote for the ones you enjoyed the most, and let us know which one you would choose as your home in the comments section.
I chatted nicely about architecture with Dr. June Commissioner of Ryerson University. Dr. Komisar, who is a specialist in architectural design, the history and theory of architecture, and design for urban agriculture, told Bored Panda for professionals to seek inspiration from the “wise” ancient Roman writer Vitruvius. “What he said about balancing goods (suitability of the building too needs), firmness (structural integrity) and joy (the aesthetics of the building and its relationship to site and context) still holds true.”
# 1 This Building In Guizhou, China
# 2 The Interlace – Singapore
# 3 Cat Shaped Kindergarten, Germany
Dr. Komisar has shown Bored Panda that no matter how good an architect is, they will not be able to be prepared for all possible problems and contingencies. “But understanding the local conditions and evaluating other buildings using the same construction techniques and materials can help avoid problems,” she said.
I was also interested to find out how architects can innovate and create originality when sometimes it seems like every idea has already been made. According to Dr. Komisar, the changes do not have to be something profound. Start small.
# 4 The Evolution Of This Building Can Be Seen In Its Masonry
# 5 Pavilion Of Enlightenment, Thailand
# 6 The National Carpet Museum In Baku, Azerbaijan
“Innovation does not have to be radical, but can be an incremental change that will benefit users and society at large. Today we have a huge opportunity to build sustainable buildings that approach or achieve ‘net zero energy cost. Using local and/or sustainable materials, designing for passive and/or active solar and wind energy, designed for very low energy, and renovating and adapting existing buildings, we can help mitigate climate change. ”
Dr. Komisar continued: “Dealing with this environmental crisis is not only an issue we need to address, but it is also a tremendous opportunity for project innovation. Addressing these concerns will undoubtedly introduce a variety of creative solutions.”
# 7 The Department of Fisheries In Hyderabad, India
Tower “Arbre Blanc” by Sou Fujimoto in Montpellier, France
# 9 Giant 16th Century “Colossal” Sculpture In Florence, Italy Has All Rooms Hidden Inside
Architecture is a hard crack. On the one hand, it is a very functional and rational field of action that literally projects the spaces in which we live, work and sleep. On the other hand, it is an artistic expression form on the same level of importance as function. After all, if you intend to build something (anything), why not make it amazing?
So of course it’s up to the architect to solve an engineer’s constant riddle: how do you innovate and create something iconic, while also making sure your building doesn’t cause a stir and denounce it in the news?
# 10 Turtle Building
# 11 600-year-old Clock Located In Prague Is The World’s Oldest Astrological Clock Still Working!
# 12 Original 1930s Shell Gas Station
No 99 Designs draw attention that buildings should be pioneering, showy, and come out of their surroundings. And that means bending the rules and capturing (at least some) conventions.
Paradoxically, however, the architect is also very aware of the surroundings of the building, using them as a complementary background. You can still have your modern masterpiece if you pay homage to the more traditional surroundings of the building with the details, colors, etc.
And it is in relation to the surroundings that your choice of materials and the way you shape your project comes in – they are deeply expressive decisions that you should consider as soon as you start outlining your ideas for your project.
And always always remember that even though you are creating a work of art, it must be practical. Otherwise, what is meant by architecture, when sculpture would give you the full freedom to express yourself.
# 13 Wonderful Building In Chile
# 14 Austria
# 15 When You Are An Architect Whose Brother-in-Law Owns A Struggling Window Shop
The community r / bizarre buildings celebrated its 5th birthday just a few months ago, in March, and it’s strong. Currently, the subreddit has over 131k members and we can see that number growing in the future.
Be sure to visit the community if you enjoyed the photos on this list. Come in for a quick ‘hello, how are you?’ or consider also posting a strange-looking yet utterly amazing building.
“If it’s a bizarre building, it belongs here. No, not pictures of buildings with a bizarre Christmas [look]. We want unique Unicope buildings! “The moderators of ‘Bizarre Buildings’ shared what their online group is all about.
You heard it here, folks – your regular holiday decor bizarre just won’t cut it. You have to go for bizarre. Start the weirdness until eleven, so even Alice thinks she’s still in Wonderland. Just remember that when you innovate, you also have the ability to make a good climate too!
# 16 Walden 7 in Barcelona, Spain
# 17 When You Have the Money But Not the Earth (Batié, Cameroon)
# 18 Treehouse (Demolished), Okinawa
# 19 Content House In The Desert
# 20 The Sheep Building (Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand)
# 21 Japanese Moka Railway Station In The Shape Of A Locomotive
# 22 Tianzi Hotel, China
# 23 The Stockholm Telephone Tower With About 5,500 Telephone Lines, 1890
# 24 Unique Residence In The Netherlands
# 25 When Your Growing Family Needs An Upgrade But You Love That Comfortable Cottage
# 26 Here Is The Proposed Crescent Tower For Dubai
# 27 “My Home Is Off the Highway”
# 28 This Is What Happens When The Owner Of Half Of City Hall Refuses To Sell
# 29 Technical University University Building Sydney (UTS)
# 30 Abandoned Potato Sorting Station In Ukraine
# 31 This Single Pixelated Facade On The Mahanakhon Tower In Bangkok, Thailand
# 32 Living Like a Caverner With Modern Pleasures
# 33 This Little House
# 34 Chestnut Tower Sun By Fundamental Architects
# 35 Bizarre Chicken
# 36 The Largest Hotel In The World, With A Scanning 10,000 Rooms Currently Under Construction In Saudi Arabia
# 37 The New Louis Vuitton Store In Tokyo
# 38 “Local Man In Altus, Eight Arrested After Shooting From Trebuchet To A Group Of Girl Scouts. His wife was quoted as saying ‘I wish I hadn’t yielded to him begging that devilish castle tower when we built the house, he’s mentally fixed in the Middle Ages since 1981 ‘”
# 39 Plot # 1282, Residential House In Beirut Designed By Bernard Khoury
# 40 Inverted Pyramid House In Spain
# 41 Shop Front In Kyoto
# 42 The Frame In Dubai – Lift Up Along, Walk Across Glass Floor, Lift Down
# 43 Shenzhen International Airport Looks like a Giant Airplane
# 44 Spiral House, Ramat Gan
# 45 Spanish Embassy In Brazil
# 46 700 Sq Ft House In My ‘Hood Soldus Sold For $ 1 Million
# 47 Modernist Home In Venice, California
# 48 Saemoonan Church In Seoul, Korea
# 49 Seafood Restaurant? An Institute for Marine Biology? Or Headquarters For Crab People Hiding In A Flat View?
# 50 Hyatt Regency San Francisco De John Portman (1974)
# 51 People Living Near Helicoid Street In Chongqing
# 52 The Peachoid, A 135 Feet (41 M) High Water Tower In Gaffney, South Carolina
# 53 I Don’t Know About You, But I For One Always Wanted To Live In A Black, Characteristic Monolith
# 54 House in Katayama, Japan
# 55 This House In Sochi, Russia
# 56 Residential House In Egypt
# 57 Cleveland Clinic- Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health In Las Vegas, Nevada
# 58 Rare Vision Of Two Wild Buildings Interacting
# 59 Is A Huge Open Market In The Netherlands With Housing Inside
# 60 Often Called “The Great Wall Of Russia” Or “The Lying Skyscraper”, This Is One Of The Longest Buildings In The World
# 61 Side House
# 62 Basketball / Soccer Patio On The Roof Of Some Houses Next To Old City Walls In Dubrovnik
# 63 Grand Castle Apartments, Grand Rapids, Michigan
# 64 The Tallest Leisure Building In The World, The North Korean Hotel Ryugyong
# 65 House From The Beach View, Laguna Beach
# 66 House On Pole, Japan
# 67 Postmodern Garbage In Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
# 68 Ie In Chongqing
# 69 St.Joseph’s Hospital, Tacoma, United States
# 70 Unique Window Design On This Building
# 71 Basf Tower In Berlin, Germany
# 72 The Interlace, Singapore