Ten strangest Houses in the World
The Dancing House, or Fred and Ginger, is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunic in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. The building was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.
#9. Cubic Houses (Netherlands)
Cube houses are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of "living as an urban roof": high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon.
#8. Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, United States)
WonderWorks is an entertainment center focused on science exhibits with five locations in the United States. The company's slogan is "Let Your Imagination Run Wild".
#7. Kansas City Public Library (Missouri)
The Kansas City Public Library is a public system headquartered in the Central Library in Kansas City, Missouri. The system operates its Central Branch and neighborhood branches located in Kansas City, Independence, and Sugar Creek. Founded in 1873, it is the oldest and third largest public library system in the metropolitan Kansas City area.
#6. The Basket Building (Ohio)
The Longaberger Company is an American manufacturer and distributor of handcrafted maple wood baskets and other home and lifestyle products. It was one of the primary employers in the area near Dresden, Ohio with more than 8,200 employees until 2003 when it started laying off employees in mass numbers until eventually the company crumbled into almost nothing.
#5. Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France)
Ferdinand Cheval was a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais ideal (the "Ideal Palace") in Hauterives. The Palace is regarded as an extraordinary example of naive art architecture.
#4. The Torre Galatea Figueras, Spain
The Dali Theatre and Museum is a museum of the artist Salvador Dali in his home town of Figueres, in Catalonia, Spain. The heart of the museum is the building that housed the town's theater when Dali was a child, where one of the first public exhibitions of young Dali's art was shown. The old theater was burned during the Spanish Civil War and remained in a state of ruin for decades.
#3. Forest Spiral - Hundertwasser Building (Germany)
The Waldspirale is a residential building complex in Darmstadt, Germany, built in the 1990s. The name translates into English as forest spiral, reflecting both the general plan of the building and the fact that it has a green roof. It was designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, planned and implemented by architect Heinz M. Springmann, and constructed by the Bauverein Darmstadt company. The building was completed in 2000.
#2. The Crooked House, Poland
Krzywy Domek (Polish for "crooked little house") is an irregularly-shaped building in Sopot, Poland. Krzywy Domek was built in 2004. It is approximately 4,000 square meters in size and is part of the Rezydent shopping center.
#1. Ufo House (Sanjhih, Taiwan)
The Sanzhi UFO houses also known as the Sanzhi pod houses or Sanzhi Pod City, were a set of abandoned pod-shaped buildings in Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The buildings resembled Futuro houses, some examples of which can be found elsewhere in Taiwan. The site where the buildings were located was owned by Hung Kuo Group.
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