33 of the World’s Strangest Buildings

1. Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)


2. The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)


3. Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)


4. Lotus Temple (Delhi, India)


5. Cathedral of Brasilia (Brazil)


6. La Pedrera (Barcelona, Spain)


7. Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)


8. Museum of Contemporary Art (Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


9. Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)


10. Low impact woodland house (Wales, UK)


11. Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)


12. Rotating Tower, Dubai, UAE



13. Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)



14. Casa da musica (Porto, Portugal)


15. Olympic Stadium (Montreal, Canada)


16. Nautilus House (Mexico City, Mexico)


17. The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)



18. National Theatre (Beijing, China)


19. Conch Shell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico




20. House Attack (Viena, Austria)


21. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)


22. Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen) (Rotterdam, Netherlands)


23. Ideal Palace (France)


24. The Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland


25. Eden project (United Kingdom)


26. The Museum of Play (Rochester , USA)


27. Atlantis (Dubai, UAE)


28. Montreal Biosphere (Canada)


29. Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, USA)


30. The Basket Building (Ohio, USA)


31. Kunsthaus (Graz, Austria)


32. Forest Spiral (Darmstadt, Germany)


33. Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)


27 Responses to “33 of the World’s Strangest Buildings”
  1. Jon Kolbe says:

    Great post! Note #27 is in the Bahamas, not the UAE.

  2. admin says:

    Thank you Jon! There actually is an Atlantis in the Bahamas and Dubai…this particular one is in the UAE.


  3. Halima says:

    oh man! that lotus temple is the bahai temple in india:D:D i hear it’s such a gorgeous temple and i’d love to see it. i think it’s more gorgeous then strange though

  4. Zephyr says:

    all pretty cool
    proud day; im 17 and ive see 3 of them :)
    i live about 5 mins from the eden project in Cornwall and visited the Mind house and la Pedrera on a holiday to Barcelona, now just gotta tick the others off :)

  5. Your wrong says:

    The WonderWorks building pictured above is actually in Orlando, FL.

  6. Jack Brennecke says:

    Very fascinating constructive art!!! I admire all art forms, whether I understand them, like them, or want to do what they do.

    BUT, I do NOT passively observe them: I try to inhabit their space with them and feel some of the artists’ skills and beautiful ideas.

  7. Pablo Hassan says:

    no Sydney Opera House?

  8. Ben says:

    #17 is just a concept.

  9. Jim Lynch says:

    I am deeply appreciative that #8 on the list of the 2009 World’s Ugliest Buildings – Toronto’s ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) – was not shown here, not even as “strange”.

    To most Torontonians it is a national disgrace, but to the few “intelligentsia” who should know better it is am marvel, a wonder, a work of art – I guess those are the same few who would pay millions for a blank white canvas and claim they can see wondrous forms and shapes in it. We have too many people out there who have too much money and too little common sense. What a waste.

    Michael Lee Chin seems to be one of those architects who works an architectural version of a Ponzi scheme… so far away from beautiful that a few people will pay tens of millions for it to be created – and then mocked unmercifully by those who are grounded in reality.

    By then it is too late, of course, the money is gone, and so is the Ponzi architect.

    “Toronto’s ROM crystal on ugliest buildings list”

    For heaven’s sake please discourage ugliness posing as art throughout the globe… in today’s off-the-wall world we need every company and newspaper to a have a Director of “That’s a really stupid idea.” on its Board of Directors.

  10. joe says:

    very cool Mr T. Thank you.

  11. ted says:

    wow!! places that I just added to my bucket list!!

  12. AB says:

    #29 – Wonderworks, is in Orlando, FL. Not TN.

  13. mo says:

    wonder works is also in tennessee.

  14. AndrewTN says:

    #29— The one in Pigeon Forge is off of the road and is built on top of the music mansion.The one pictured is in Florida. I live minutes from the one in Pigeon Forge and it is not it.

  15. Very fascinating and constructive art!!! I really like Mind house in Spain.

  16. @marciotalon says:

    #34 – The Dancing Building with Fred and Ginger in Prague:


  17. pooran kalhor says:

    i saw them on februay 20th at 5 pm wanderwork places ijust saved them to my pictures itwas great in dubai (atlantis)becase its build on the water you sould go there and see it !

  18. Hello can I quote some of the information from this post if I reference you with a link back to your site?

  19. lisa says:

    number 28. its in bahamas

  20. Pieter says:

    Aaah, the Atomium, the pride of my country’s capital (Brussels).

    But I’d like to visit all of these places. Extraordinarily architecture.

  21. Hermitbiker says:

    …. absolutely incredible !! :-)

  22. CSSReX says:

    Cool Man, this is something wonderful :)

  23. Mia Alexandria Dancey says:

    Seeing these breathtakingly architectural leaps of faith quite restores my faith in the human condition. An absolute joy to look at, hope tot visit some one of these days, away from the predictability of usual the urban planning and aesthetic!!

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