Architecture over the ages has rocketed to surprisingly new heights, with designers striving to create functional masterpieces for their clients.
Houses have transitioned from living spaces to straight up Art, sometimes embodying an extension of the personality of the dweller.
And with different personalities come different quirks resulting in some eye popping architectural creations.
Here are some unusual and weird houses that will leave you gasping, “What On Earth..!”
1. Dick Clark’s Flintstones Inspired Home, USA
Who thought the famous children’s cartoon could be an inspiration to build an actual home? These kinds of homes are what childhood dreams are made of!
2. World’s Slimmest House, Poland
So, even houses come in size 0 now? That’s a revelation! This intriguing house is only 92 to 152 centimetres wide. The width being a challenge, the house is tall enough to fit in living spaces that are arranged vertically.
Don't believe it? Take a look!
3. Transparent House, Japan
On a scale of 1 to 10, how uninterested should one be in having privacy to inhabit this house?
I’d say a 115!
If "Lay it all out in the open" was a house! LOL!
4. 1sq Meter House, Germany
Looks like someone took the load of house chores and appalling real estate prices to the heart! Designed by Van Bo Le-Mentzel, it is recognized as the world’s smallest house.
5. Stone House, Portugal
This house is constructed from 4 large boulders. My favorite reason to want to live in this house is because, someday I wouldn’t be aware about a certain topic and a person would ask me “Have you been living under a rock?” and I will quite factually reply “ No, but I have been living inside one!”.
6. Dog House, USA
Let the name not confuse you, this guest house although shaped and painted to look like the beagle dog breed, welcomes any and all humans abode!
Now that's Bow Wow!
7. Gue(Ho)st, France
Designed to depict a white ghostly form, this unique structure actually has a sweet reason in choosing its theme. This building was previously served as various spaces, one of which was a funeral home.
8. The Toilet House, South Korea
Sanitation is still a concern in quite a few under developed countries, and what better way than to acknowledge the importance of it by designing a structure based on a toilet seat. The toilet house was built to commemorate the World Toilet Association.
9. Beer Can House, USA
Now if you love beer, before you get too excited let me tell you this place doesn’t actually serve it. But it’s still cooler, given its built from a quite uncommon constructing materials – beer cans. You might want to put this “Al-cool-hic’ themed place on your bucket list the next time you’re in Texas!
Well, Cheers to that!
10. Upside Down House, Russia
Ever wondered what it would look like to live upside down? Then you must visit this world famous house! Designed with absolute precision, everything inside this house is upside down, the furniture, the kitchen platforms even the refrigerator and its contents.
Apr 27, 2021
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