One thought about modern day architecture and new buildings, what comes to your mind? With the cities clustered with big sleek buildings and uber modern designs, I bet your thoughts get populated with the world’s most beautiful architecture buildings. Well, with the new age architects taking their work to an absolutely different level, it’s not your fault if you keep an eye on the finest specimens in the market. But, there are also certain architectural buildings that are strange in their build and design. If you haven’t yet come across such buildings, here is a list of top 8 strangest buildings in the world that you must see and know about.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
One of the most famous architectural work of renowned architect Gaudi, the Mind House is located near Garcia, in the suburb if Vallcarca, on a hill top. The house has 3 floors and a small attic with the roof painted and studded in a unique white and grey pattern. The house is used mainly to host galleries and looks more like a house from fairytale books.
The Crooked House
Location: Sopot, Poland
A commercial building, the Crooked House is a popular tourist destination in Poland. The building was designed by the architectural team of Szotynscy & Zaleski, and is 4,000 sq. meter in area. The architects drew inspiration for this building from the fairytale stories and examples of Per Dahlberg and Jan Marcin Szancer. The building is a part of the infamous Rezydent Shopping center in Sopot.
Location: GuimarÃ£es, Portugal
Created in the beautiful Fafe Mountains, the Stone House is a modern architectural building that is built between two giant stones and linked using concrete. It is believed that the house is inspired from the American cartoon, Flinstones that was widely loved by the masses. The house attracts tourists from all around the world each year.
Cathedral of Brasilia
A unique building that is also the house of lord, the Cathedral of Brasilia is one of the world’s most beautiful architectural specimens. Designed by the famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa, the shape of the cathedral is like a crown/ hyperboloid structure. With the alluring shape and ceiling that is made using stained glass, the building was made in 2 years and includes 16 concrete columns that are curved and weigh almost 90 tons.
Location: New Delhi, India
Built by the famous Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba, the Lotus Temple is one of the most beautiful architectural builds in the world. The temple is the house of worship for the people of the Bahai religion. The building is shaped like a lotus and attracts almost 70 million tourists every year.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Yet another classic example of modern architecture, La Pedrera also known as The Stone Quarry was designed by architects Antoni Gaudi and Josep Maria Jujol. The building is the best example of civic architecture and known mostly for its decorative and ornamental styles. The building has two blocks of apartments, each comprising of its own entrance, large courtyards that are interconnected and ramps that go down to the garage that is home to vehicles owned by the residents of the building. The complex has 32 balconies with wrought iron grilles that give an accentuated look to the building. The building was made between 1906 and 1912.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Atomium is one of the many attractive tourist destinations located in Belgium. The modern day architectural build was made for exhibiting the post-war universal world (World Expo) where the spheres represent our faith in science and nuclear power. The building was designed by Andre and Jean Polak. The building is now a museum and is 335 ft tall and attracts millions of tourists each year.