Apparently everyone believes their room is bizarre, reasons could vary. Some may even consider their home to be a bizarre one. I always feel our neighbors keep modifying their home, and in the direction they are doing it may soon start to look like an alien hide out.

I have watched some surreal structures, and I bet all of us have gone through multiple ones throughout our life.

Here is a list of 10 buildings that you may feel “strange” is an understatement. So here I go with the list of 10 strange buildings in the world.

1. Casa do Penedo

Country: Portugal

Built: 1972

It is also called Stone Castle or a Stone House for obvious reasons.

If you don’t start to think about the Flintstones, I advise you to go back to your childhood days. The very glimpse of the house will push you back to your older days.

2. Cubic Houses

Country: Netherlands

Built: 1977

Architect: Piet Blom

So you think Nolan’s Interstellar was impressive? You need to check the Cubic Houses.

They are based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”. There are 38 small cubes and two so called ‘super-cubes’, all attached to each other.

3. Waldspirale

Country: Germany

Built: 1990s

Architect: Heinz M. Springmann

The name roughly translates into the forest spiral.

You may wonder the reason for a strange name. Let me honor you with the answer to your curiosity. The building has a green roof. Even if the question was not on your mind, I had to put it here anyway.

4. National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)

Country: China

Built: 2007 (FINISHED)

Architect: Paul Andreu.

The exterior of the theater is a titanium-accented glass dome that is completely surrounded by a man-made lake. It has a capacity of 5,452 people in three halls.

If you ask me, someone left an egg floating on water, a giant humongous egg.

5. Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

Country: Brazil

Built: 1996

Architect: Bruno Contarini

If Flintstones ain’t your cup, then this is probably your taste.

A wide access slope leads to a Hall of Expositions, which has a capacity for around sixty people. It is one of the city’s main landmarks.

6. Krzywy Domek

Country: Poland

Built: 2004

Architect: Szotyńscy & Zaleski

Have you ever been so drunk that you felt like all the architectures around you are dancing? If yes, then get ready to experience the same feeling while you are sober.

Well, it was apparently inspired by the fairytale illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg.

7. Dancing House

Country: Czech Republic

Built: 1996

Architect: Frank Gehry

If you ever declined an offer to attend a party fearing no one will dance with you, here is something to tackle your phobia. The dancing house is at your service.

The general shape of the building is now featured on a gold 2,000 Czech koruna coin issued by the Czech National Bank.

8. Habitat 67

Country: Canada

Built: 1967

Architect: Moshe Safdie

What is the worst way to hurt a human being? Well, making him to listen to Justin Beiber ain’t a bad idea, but I was thinking of making him to step on a lego.

Here is the live example of how a huge lego building will look like.

9. Biosphere

Country: Canada

Built: 1967

Architect: Buckminster Fuller

This is the second architecture from Canada. And here I used to believe Rush is the biggest contribution to the world by Cananda.

The location has been used as set for multiple movies and television series.

10. Casa Milà

Country: Spain

Built: 1912 (finished)

Architect: Antoni Gaudí

The architecture has received multiple mentions within various forms of literature.

The beauty of the building may come under a subjective discussion, but one cannot deny the surreal outlook of the architecture. It has been a matter of controversy and criticism but nevertheless attracted tourist from all over the world.


– Mike (Denver)