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4 of the World's Weirdest Builds

Alice-India Garwood
by Alice-India Garwood on October 30, 2018

We love structures, materials and creative ideas that are a bit out there. If it’s wild and weird, we want to see it! So, we have compiled a short list of some of our favourite weird and wonderful building projects. 

First on our list is the Krzwy Domek!

This is the Krzwy Domek, or in English, Crooked House, is a structure in Poland that is a part of the Rezydent Shopping Centre.

An icon of Sopot, Poland, the Crooked House is the product of architects Mr and Mrs Szotynski and was inspired by the work of illustrators Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg.

Built in 2004, the 4000 square meter structure is made of sandstone window frames, stone elevation cladding and curved architectural glass. This amazing building is topped with a blue/green concave roof made with enamelled shingles to emulate a sketch of a dragon.

"The Crooked House was inspired by the work of illustrators Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg."

Bobtrade, Spooky, Weird, Unusual, Building, Supplies, Construction, Materials[Photo Credit: Designing Buildings Wiki]

This is such a wonderful example of architectural creativity. If it wasn’t already a shopping centre we’d say it would make a brilliant house of horrors for Halloween!

Next we have the aptly named Ghost House!

Also known as the Gue(ho)st House, this once school and funeral home in France, is now a ghostly looking arts and community centre.

Designed by Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Pejus, the original structure was coated in polystyrene and then painted white to look like a ghostly veil. Overall the style gives the illusion of a living, organic being.

We think it is as beautiful as it is haunting. An amazing creative project and a great way to reuse an unused building. We love everything about this!

"The structure was coated in polystyrene and then painted white to look like a ghostly veil."

Bobtrade, Spooky, Weird, Unusual, Building, Supplies, Construction, Materials[Photo Credit: Un Coup Depedes]

Now, how about a topsy turvy house?

There are actually a number of upside down houses in the world. Whilst most are sculptures, the ones that are actually buildings you can enter have been made with painstaking detail.

This is Die Welt Steht Kopf in Germany. Built to give the impression that a house has fallen from the sky, even the interior is upside down.

Bobtrade, Spooky, Weird, Unusual, Building, Supplies, Construction, Materials

[Photo Credit: Design Detail]

Another favourite of ours is in Wonderworks Orlando, Florida. More of a mansion than a house it features curiosities within its walls rather than an upside down household.

The construction of these wild upside down houses is incredibly complex. They require a huge amount of concrete for their foundations to create a sturdy base for the complex build.

"These builds require a huge amount of concrete for the foundations."

We love this innovation! It reminds us a little of the film Poltergeist. Like a mischievous spirit has flipped the building to spook its inhabitants.

One creative interpretation of the phenomenon is House Attack in Austria

houseattack[Photo Credit: Art Hunter]

Designed by irreverent artist Erwin Wurm for the Austrian Museum Moderner Kunst, the project was completed in October of 2004. 

The project was built by creating a large wedge gap in the roof of the cottage and placing it on the roof the the museum after its initial construction.

Creepy? Weird? Perhaps a little impractical? However you'd describe these builds you can't deny how creative these structures are. We wouldn't turn down an opportunity to spend the night in an upside down house.

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Alice-India Garwood

Alice-India Garwood

Content Marketing Executive at Bobtrade. Interested in design, sustainability and the history of construction. I love all things indie and theatrical.