The 15 Strangest Buildings of the World

February 15, 2009


1. The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)


2. Forest Spiral – Hundertwasser Building (Darmstadt, Germany)


3. The Torre Galatea Figueres (Spain)


4. Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France)


5. The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)


6. Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States)

6. The Parking Garage opposite the Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States) *

6. Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States) **


7. Wonderworks (Orlando, Florida, United States)


8. Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)


9. Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands)


10. Hang Nga Guesthouse a.k.a Crazy House (Vietnam)


11. The UFO House (Sanjhih, Taiwan)


12. Nakagin Capsule Tower (Tokyo, Japan)


13. Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)


14. Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)


15. Ripley’s Building (Ontario, Canada)


Source: Email received Feb 15th, 2009 (thank you Geoff!)

** Bob LeValley reports this correction – thanks Bob!

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19 Responses to “The 15 Strangest Buildings of the World”

  1. Roberta Says:

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve seen pics of some of these, but not all. Awesome!

  2. Natasha Says:

    Nice collection. (Though #7 is not as cool in real life as it looks in the photo. It actually looks more like a cheesy tourist trap. I imagine the same is true for #15.)

  3. Sarah Says:

    #6 (Kansas Public Library) is wonderful! It looks like a Willy Wonka factory for books.

  4. Patrick Says:

    That’s actually the parking garage for the KC Public Library. The library itself is pretty typical.

  5. waheed Says:

    Its really crazy 😉

  6. Bruce Says:

    The Ripley Building (#15) is almost identical to the Ripley Museum in Branson, MO. Great pics though – thanks!

  7. Becka Says:

    The “Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)” is no longer. Sutyagin’s house was torn down by the town of Archangelsk as they believed it posed a threat to the safety of the neighbors. While certainly a valid concern, I’ve heard that many storms have passed through, taking out other houses and Sutyagin’s was left standing. Unfortunately no more.

  8. Manish Ahuja Says:

    Every person who imagined this and made it happen. SUPERB!!! Thanks for sharing this with everybody.

  9. Jessa Says:

    Love this post and all the great photos! Found you through a retweet on twitter.

  10. Pritheka Says:

    the pics are awesome….good collection

  11. weird facts Says:

    I grabbed a couple lines from your site and stuck it on ours about weird facts, that okay with you?

  12. Justin Moss Says:

    By all means, link away on

  13. Jass Says:

    awesome pics….helped me a lot in my presentation

  14. Jimmy Says:



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