35 Strangest Buildings of the World

The word architecture can be used for 3 things: process and product of planning, a profession and a document. When considering architecture as the process and product of planning it simply means constructing a building. When the term architecture is considered as a profession then it simply implies to the job of a person to construct physical structures. Last but not the least, when it is considered as a document it refers to the piece of drawing of a building which has to be constructed.

Architecture is not an easy profession as one has to keep in mind the future while planning the structure of the building. You have to consider all the ‘what ifs.’ This profession is evolving and being ameliorated day by day by new technologies and techniques, and the architects continue to fascinate and impress us. Many philosophies, such as rationalism, empiricism, structuralism, post structuralism, and phenomenology, have played a huge role in shaping the modern architectural techniques. Architecture simply means perfection – perfection in design, planning, construction, material and everything else. Thus architecture and construction are two different things; the first refers to creating a flawless piece of art and the latter to merely constructing a building.

So today we have a list of some beautiful pictures of amazing and strange buildings from around the world. Let’s give a tribute to beautiful architecture of the modern world and to all the geniuses who created them.

Note: All photographs have been linked to the original source and their respective photographers. And please do try to check out the other works of these talented photographers.

Cathedral of Brasilia (Brazil)

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Cathedral of Brasilia (Brazil)

La Pedrera (Barcelona, Spain)

(via: joe_aesmorga )

La Pedrera (Barcelona, Spain)

Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)

(via: dave )

Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)

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

(via: 1 | 2  | 3 | 4 | | 6 )

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

Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)

(via: jonathan_morea )

Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)

Low impact woodland house (Wales, UK)

(via: Simon strangebuildings.com )

Low impact woodland house (Wales, UK)

Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)

(via: disgustipado )

Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)

Rotating Tower, Dubai, UAE

(via: Dynamic Architecture all rights reserved to Dr. David Fisher)

Rotating Tower, Dubai, UAE

BAVINGER HOUSE (NORMAN, USA)

BAVINGER HOUSE (NORMAN, USA)

BANPO BRIDGE (SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

(Via: Wikipedia)
BANPO BRIDGE (SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA.

CERAMIC HOUSE (COLOMBIA)

(Via: Wikipedia)
CERAMIC HOUSE (COLOMBIA)

ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM (TORONTO)

(Via: Wikipedia)
ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM (TORONTO)

Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)

( via: angelocesar  )

Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)

The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)

(via: broch  )

The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)

Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

(via: Jsome  )

Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

Lotus Temple (Delhi, India)

(via: MACSURAK )

Lotus Temple (Delhi, India)

Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)

(via: ken ratcliff )

Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)

Casa da musica (Porto, Portugal)

(via: Osvaldo Gago )

Casa da musica (Porto, Portugal)

Olympic Stadium (Montreal, Canada)

(via: Wikipedia )

Olympic Stadium (Montreal, Canada)

Nautilus House (Mexico City, Mexico)

(via: strangebuildings.com )

Nautilus House (Mexico City, Mexico)

The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)

(via: ledsmagazine.com )

The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)

National Theatre (Beijing, China)

(via: Azure Lan )

National Theatre (Beijing, China)

Conch Shell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

(via: Mark Stadnik )

 Conch Shell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

House Attack (Vienna, Austria)

(via: Dom Dada )

House Attack (Vienna, Austria)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)

(via: Bibliotheca Alexandrina )

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)

Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen) (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

(via: sarmax )

Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen) (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Ideal Palace (France)

(via: Mélisande* )

 Ideal Palace (France)

The Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland

( via: Stuck in Customs )

The Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland

Eden project (United Kingdom)

(via: wikipedia )

Eden project (United Kingdom)

The Museum of Play (Rochester , USA)

(via: Mike.Hanlon )

The Museum of Play (Rochester , USA)

Atlantis (Dubai, UAE)

(via: Tom Olliver )

Atlantis (Dubai, UAE)

Montreal Biosphere (Canada)

( via: wikipedia via )

Montreal Biosphere (Canada)

Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, USA)

(via: Rusl?k )

Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, USA)

The Basket Building (Ohio, USA)

(via: addicted Eyes )

The Basket Building (Ohio, USA)

Walt Disney Concert Hall

(Via: Wikipedia)

Walt Disney Concert Hall


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7 Comments

  1. Aura says:

    Awesome! Also missing, La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

  2. rebecca says:

    these are great! would love to just be able to travel to them all

  3. Alex says:

    Kansas City Liberary is the best one.

  4. Thanks for the great inspirational article. But you’re missing a very important european complex. I visited the fantastic city of Valencia, where I went to the modern architecture complex designed by Santiago Calatrava; ‘Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències’ – also know as city of arts and sciences. (For more detail see wikipedia: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciutat_de_les_Arts_i_les_Ci%C3%A8ncies). Especially on a sunny day, and also in the late evenings; it’s a great place to be/walk around. It’s awesome.

  5. LS3 says:

    should be called “under House Arrest”! Great post!

  6. Dzinepress says:

    we must say these of all are artistic architectures.