The World’s Most Unique Buildings

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These unique buildings in the world will make you want to work inside one (or maybe at least visit)!

#1 Nord LB Building, Germany

This building that looks like a futuristic factory seems to defy gravity!  We wonder if people actually want to position themselves at the edges.

Nord LB Building, Hannover, Germany


#2 Dancing House, Czech Republic

True to its name, the Dancing House at Prague looks like it’s doing a backward dip!  Also known as the Fred and Ginger Building (for obvious reasons), this is actually the Nationale-Nederlanden Building at Prague, Czech Republic.  This very fluid building was created in 1992 and finished in 1996.

Dancing House, Prague


#3 Basket Building, U.S.A.

With this Basket Building in the U.S.A., you’ll always feel like you’re going on a picnic!

Basket Building, U.S.A.


#4 Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile

An exclusive hotel in Chile, Montaña Mágica Lodge looks like a perfectly shaped volcano.  With just 9 rooms, the hotel flows water and is found at the center of the beautiful natural reserve in South America.  For sure, you’ll use these tips to make the most of this hotel stay.

Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile


#5 Piano and Violin Building, China

Patently inspired by music, this building was built in 2007 and was meant to promote a newly developed area.  It is beautiful during the day and spectacular at night, as it uses bright lights.

Piano and Violin Building, Huainan City, China


#6 Nautilus House, Mexico

The Nautilus House in Mexico is a shell shaped house built by Javier Senosiain, a Mexican architect in 2006.  Meant to focus on the harmony of nature, it kind of gives us a feeling of a Hobbit House on acid.

Nautilus House, Mexico


#7 Crystal Island, Russia

This concept building that seems to come out from the ground like a silver castle will be soon found in Russia.

Crystal Island, Russia


#8 Ferdinand Cheval Palace, France

This unique building in France was from the collection of Ferdinand Cheval, which he gathered for 33 years.  Based on legend, he initially carried the stones in his pocket, and then a basket and a wheelbarrow.  To build this, he worked nightly by the light of the oil lamps.

Ferdinand Cheval Palace, France


#9 Cubic Houses, The Netherlands

These interesting Cubic Houses by Piet Bloom have this shape because Bloom was tasked to build houses over an existing pedestrian bridge.  It’s like those houses are peering into the dwellers.

Cubic Houses, The Netherlands


#10 House Attack, Austria

Is this a Wizard of Oz flying house gone wrong?  Actually, this is the installation at the biggest art museum in Austria designed by Erwin Wurm.

House Attack, Austria


#11 The Bank of Asia Building, Thailand

This building, also known as the Robot Building, is in the business district of Bangkok.  Inspired by the computerization of big banks, the architecture mixes both technology and modern art.

The Bank of Asia Building, Thailand


#12 Toilet-Shaped House, South Korea

In South Korea, you can find this home shaped like a toilet.  This was made by Sim Jae-Duck, chair of the committee that organized the inaugural general assembly of the World Toilet Association.

Toilet-Shaped House, South Korea


#13 India Tower, India

Reminiscent of The Two Towers in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, this tower in Mumbai is actually environmentally friendly.  To be completed in 2016, the building symbolizes the country’s step towards helping the environment by using natural ventilation and lighting and recycling rainwater.

India Tower, India


#14 Cor, U.S.A.

Another building created for energy efficiency, this Miami building’s bubble-like holes actually have garden terraces and wind turbines!

Cor, U.S.A.


#15 Nakagin Capsule Tower, Japan

Finished in 1972, this unique building in Tokyo is great for small space living given its compact spaces.

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Japan

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