Weird and Wonderful: Strange Buildings

Dynamic Tower Located in Dubai, this tower is a 420 metre, 80 floor rotating skyscraper designed by visionary architect, Dr. David Fisher. This unusual architectural building will adjust itself to the sun, wind, weather and views by rotating each...

Dynamic Tower

Located in Dubai, this tower is a 420 metre, 80 floor rotating skyscraper designed by visionary architect, Dr. David Fisher. This unusual architectural building will adjust itself to the sun, wind, weather and views by rotating each floor separately therefore it will never appear exactly the same twice. The tower consists of residential apartments, offices, a luxury hotel and villas located on the top 10 floors of the building.

Habitat 67

Designed by Israeli-Canadian architect, Moshe Safdie, Habitat 67 is a model community and housing complex located in Montreal, Canada. The entire complex is built to shape like a cube because the cube symbolises wisdom, truth and moral perfection. It has a total of 354 cubes that can fit up to 146 residences with each cube built at different angles. Habitat 67 has attracted singles, couples and families which they made it their main residence. As for those who are just passing by Montreal, they have made this building their temporary residence.

Longaberger Basket Building

This unusual building is the home to The Longaberger Company, an American manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets and other home and lifestyle products, located in Newark, Ohio. The idea to build a giant basket to house the entire corporate office came from Dave Longaberger, founder of the company, who thought that it will draw attention to the company while simultaneously helping to build the brand. At first, the bankers, architects and construction companies thought he was joking and didn't take him seriously but he persevered. Today, the building is a tourist attraction in Ohio.

Waldspirale

Located in Darmstadt, Germany, Waldspirale, designed by Austrian artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, is a residential building built in the 1990s. The building has 8 floors and it contains 105 apartments, a parking garage, a cafe, a bar, an inner courtyard with a playground for the children of the residents and a small artificial lake. This strange but unique residential apartment has over 1000 different windows. Similarly, each handles of the apartment doors and windows are all different.

The Crooked House

tLocated in Sopot, Poland, the official name for this weirdly-shaped building is Krzywy Domek. When translated in English it means Crooked House. This building was built in 2004 and it was designed by Szotynscy & Zaleski who drew inspiration from fairytale illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. The building houses several restaurants, bars and shops.

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