150 Strange Buildings of the World

31. Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)

Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)Image via: deputy-dog.com

32. Air Force Academy Chapel (Colorado, United States)

Air Force Academy Chapel (Colorado, United States)Image via: dbking

33. Solar Furnace (Odeillo, France)

Solar Furnace (Odeillo, France)Image via: f2g2

34. Dome House (Florida, United States)

Dome House (Florida, United States)Image via: easement

35. Beijing National Stadium (Beijing, China)

Beijing National Stadium (Beijing, China)Image via: littlemalt

36. Fashion Show Mall (Las Vegas, United States)

Fashion Show Mall (Las Vegas, United States)Image via: b2tse

37. Luxor Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, United States)

Luxor Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, United States)Image via: wallyg

38. Zenith Europe (Strasbourg, France)

Zenith Europe (Strasbourg, France)Image via: Edouard55

39. Civic Center (Santa Monica)

Civic Center (Santa Monica)Image via: karenchu121

40. Mammy’s Cupboard (Natchez, MS, United States)

Mammy's Cupboard (Natchez, MS, United States)Image via: Live Simply

41. Pickle Barrel House (Grand Marais, Michigan, United States)

Pickle Barrel House (Grand Marais, Michigan, United States)Image via: the naked fauxtographer

42. The Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, United States)

The Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, United States)Image via: iessi

43. Gherkin Building (London, UK)

Gherkin Building (London, UK)Image via: Lawrie Cate

44. Nord LB building (Hannover, Germany)

Nord LB building (Hannover, Germany)Image via: iterby

45. Lloyd’s building (London, UK)

Lloyd’s building (London, UK)Image via: ryanfb

46. “Druzhba Holiday Center Hall (Yalta, Ukraine)

“Druzhba Holiday Center Hall (Yalta, Ukraine)Image via: Argenberg

47. Fuji television building (Tokyo, Japan)

Fuji television building (Tokyo, Japan)Image via: kamoda

48. UCSD Geisel Library (San Diego, California, United States)

UCSD Geisel Library (San Diego, California, United States)Image via: ewen and donabel

49. Ripley’s Building (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada)

Ripley's Building (Ontario, Canada)Image via: Bekah267

50. The Bank of Asia a.k.a Robot Building (Bangkok, Thailand)

The Bank of Asia a.k.a Robot Building (Bangkok, Thailand)Image via: hewy

51. Office center “1000″ a.k.a. Banknote (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Image credits: RA Studija

Architects: Rimas Adomaitis, Raimundas Babrauskas, Darius Siaurodinas, Virgilijus Jocys.
Dates: 2005-2008.
Despite what you might think this amazing building is not a temporal installation. The image of the LTL 1000 banknote is brought onto this building using special enamel paint. Money theme well represents various businesses located in this spectacular building. It’s an office center located in the second biggest city in Lithuania.By the way, banknote dates back to 1925. However it’s not used nowadays.

Image credits: RA Studija

52. Kerala House Boats (Alappuzha, Alleppey, Kerala, India)

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53. Olympic Stadium (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

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54. Blur Building (Yverdon-les-Bainz, Switzerland)

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Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Dates: 2002
Seven years passed from expo 2002 but this building is still one of my favorites. It’s probably the mist that makes it so unusual and amazing at the same time. So called ‘blur pavilion’ with self generated mist was meant to give an impression that the building is floating above the water without any structural support. And indeed it looks just like that.

Image credits: Dillerscofidio

55. Tenerife Concert Hall (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)

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56. The Never Was Haul (Berkeley, California, USA)

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57. The Puerta de Europa towers a.k.a Gate of Europe a.k.a Torres KIO (Madrid, Spain)

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Architects: Philip Johnson and John BurgeeDates: 1996 Torres KIO are two twin office buildings in Madrid. Each building is 115 m tall with an inclination of 15º. These twin towers are the world’s first leaning high-rise buildings.

Image credits: Santiago Vila, bjaglin, Santiago Vila

58. UFO house (New Zealand)

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59. Gas Natural headquarters (Barcelona, Spain)

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60. Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Image credits: Phillip Ritz

Architects:Frank GehryDates: 1987 – 2003 Walt Disney Concert Hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world providing an unparalleled musical experience.
The project was launched in 1987 and completed in 2003.You can read more about this amazing building on wiki and Los Angeles Philharmonic homepage.

Image credits: Phillip Ritz

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