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100 Bizarre Architectural Designs

From Upside Down Architecture to Shipwreck-Inspired Buildings

— August 27, 2013 — Art & Design
With new buildings constantly emerging within dense city centers, architects are constantly aiming to create structures that are unique and inventive, and these bizarre architectural designs are some fantastic examples of how designers have utilized outside-the-box shapes and references.

Having a structure stand out amongst the plethora of other buildings is becoming an increasingly more difficult task, especially within this modern and creative design era. But these bizarre architectural designs have managed to incorporate a variety of odd and eclectic shapes and features that onlookers will surely be mesmerized by. From surreal upside down architectural buildings to spherical coral concert halls, these bizarre and eccentric designs are taking ordinary structures to a whole other level.

Going outside the norm and incorporating features that people wouldn't normally associate with buildings, these bizarre architectural designs will definitely make an impact with its original and eye-catching features.
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Arboreal Latin Lairs
Arboreal Latin Lairs
The Beautiful Casa eR2 by em-estudio Blends Nature with Industrial Elements
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Bold Currency-Imitating Architecture
Bold Currency-Imitating Architecture
Robin Stam Builds Real Versions of the Bridges on the Euro
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98
Cow-Created Caves (UPDATE)
Cow-Created Caves (UPDATE)
Ensamble Studio's La Trufa is Finally Ready for Guests
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97
Devastated Transit Terminals
Devastated Transit Terminals
Epanalepsis Shakes its Neighborhood with an Architectural Earthquake
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96
Hovering House-Sandwiched Cabins
Hovering House-Sandwiched Cabins
'Bridging Home' by Do-Ho Suh Connects Buildings
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95
Oriental Beach Abodes
Oriental Beach Abodes
The Terrace2 Residence is a Fresh Take on a Tropical Design Inspiration
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94
Victorian Perfume Retailers
Victorian Perfume Retailers
The Diptyque London Store by Christopher Jenner Reinvents Luxury
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93
Spectacular Spectrum Spaces
Spectacular Spectrum Spaces
The Rainbow House is a Splash of Colour
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92
Circular Glass Abodes
Circular Glass Abodes
The Cloud House by Axis Mundi Has the Ultimate View of Nature
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Eccentric Green Spaces
Eccentric Green Spaces
The American Philosophical Society Greenhouse is Postmodern
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90
NASA Rocket Retreats
NASA Rocket Retreats
The Gelderland Villa is an Eye-Popping Architectural Achievement
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Pock-Marked Architecture
Pock-Marked Architecture
The Ambient Exchange Library is Intended to be Permeable to the Public
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88
Coiling Towers
Coiling Towers
'Howe + Beach' by Big Architects Makes Twisted Residential Homes
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87
Doortastic Space Stations
Doortastic Space Stations
Don't Slam the Raumlaborberlin 'Futures Exchange' Just Yet
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86
Tentacle Public Restrooms
Tentacle Public Restrooms
The Kumotota Toilets by Studio Pacific Architecture are Modern & Iconic
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85
Delightful Orca-Inspired Architecture
Delightful Orca-Inspired Architecture
This L’Escaut Architecture Skating Rink is Whale-Shape
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84
Immense Intergalactic Installations
Immense Intergalactic Installations
The VoltaDom is a Large, Alien-Inspired Art Piece
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83
Puzzle Piece Abodes
Puzzle Piece Abodes
Dialect Design Adds New Elements to an Old Home
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82
Park-Front Patios
Park-Front Patios
The Porto Olympico Concept Condos Replaces Patios in Favor of Miniature Parks
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81
Eclectic Art-chitecture
Eclectic Art-chitecture
The Art Vault and Valuables Service is Like an Outdoor Gallery
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80
Futuristic Globular Sanctuaries
Futuristic Globular Sanctuaries
The Solar Central Mosque Will Appeal to Younger Generations
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79
Recycled Superstructure Designs
Recycled Superstructure Designs
The Scrap Skyscraper by Projeto Coletivo Finds Green Solutions
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Furry Event Venues
Furry Event Venues
Afterparty Creates a Bizarrely Furry Pavillion
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Plant-Covered Camouflaging Havens
Plant-Covered Camouflaging Havens
The 'House in the Outskirts of Brussels' is by Philippe Samyn
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Octagonal Tunnel Boutiques
Octagonal Tunnel Boutiques
The LN-CC Store Will Take Shoppers On a Surreal Journey
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Thin Triangular Bars
Thin Triangular Bars
Roslyn Street Bar and Restaurant by Durbach Block Architects Maximizes Space
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74
Cliff-Hanging Abodes
Cliff-Hanging Abodes
Polyhedra by Axis Mundi Lets You Live on the Edge
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Scooped Suburband Dwellings
Scooped Suburband Dwellings
The Y House Looks Like the Carved Remainder of a Rectangular Residence
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Cyborg Snake-Like Cultural Centers
Cyborg Snake-Like Cultural Centers
The Jeongok Prehistory Museum is Oddly Futuristic
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Architecturally Odd Art Installations
Architecturally Odd Art Installations
Alex Schweder's Performance Architecture Plays With Space
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Ancient Landmark Seating
Ancient Landmark Seating
The Colosseum Sofa Gives a Roman Flair to Your Home Decor
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69
Medusa Cocktail Lounges
Medusa Cocktail Lounges
The Eco-Wine Cube has Tendrils that Amass Natural Energy
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68
Futuristically Undulating Structures
Futuristically Undulating Structures
The Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory Enhances the Sighting
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67
Stacked Rainbow Facades
Stacked Rainbow Facades
The Sugamo Shinkin Bank Challenges Traditional Public Space Ideals
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66
Juxtaposed Architectural Styles
Juxtaposed Architectural Styles
Studioctopi's Park Avenue South Home Mixes Old and New
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65
Transparent Urban Architecture
Transparent Urban Architecture
Bronks Youth Theatre is a Contemporary Touch in the Belgian Capital
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64
Elaborate Embryonic Architecture
Elaborate Embryonic Architecture
Garden of Delights Explores the Anatomical Evolution of Buildings
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Spherical Coral Concert Halls
Spherical Coral Concert Halls
The (a) Ball Auditorium is Enclosed by Polyps that Disseminate Sound
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Eclectic Contemporary Architecture
Eclectic Contemporary Architecture
This Collaborative Innovation Center Fosters Creativity Within
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61
Glacier-Inspired Buildings
Glacier-Inspired Buildings
The Iceberg Nature Building Complements its Surroundings Wonderfully
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60
Ink Splatter Architecture
Ink Splatter Architecture
The Linkong SOHO Building Will Have You Zip-Zagging Through Its Hallways
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Architectural Oddity
Architectural Oddity
Was Antoni Gaudi a Nut or Genius?
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58
Living in a Tree
Living in a Tree
The One Log Home
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Obtrusive Orb Museums
Obtrusive Orb Museums
The Ordos Museum by MAD Architects is a Spectacle On the Outside as Well
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56
UFO-Inspired House
UFO-Inspired House
Roberto Sanchez Rivera Built His Own Livable 'Spaceship'
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Potted Plant Buildings
Potted Plant Buildings
The Organic Building by Gaetano Pesce Features an Eclectic Vertical Garden
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Stacked Shirt Shops
Stacked Shirt Shops
The Uniqlo Ginza by Wonderwall Inc. Highlights Transparent Design
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Hand-Sculpted Houses
Hand-Sculpted Houses
Andreas Angelidakis Brings Us His Concept for the Hills
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52
Lookout Design
Lookout Design
Award Winning Wooden Lookout in Norway
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51
Parasitic Prefab Housing
Parasitic Prefab Housing
Rise by Mike Reyes is a Fantastic Disaster Housing Concept
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Insect Architecture
Insect Architecture
Helen Nodding Helps Out Bugs With Mini Bridges
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'Star Wars' Vehicle Homes
'Star Wars' Vehicle Homes
Fans of the Force Will Love Apollo Architects' 'Sand Crawler' House
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48
Abstract Architecture Art
Abstract Architecture Art
Mattia Mognetti's Photography Distorts and Manipulates Buildings
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Transparent Geo Facades
Transparent Geo Facades
The KNN Media Center Represents the Streaming Nature of Broadcasting
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Transforming Insectile Architecture
Transforming Insectile Architecture
Ichneumonid Faces Structural Infestations of Parasitic Forms
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Futuristic Spanish Architecture
Futuristic Spanish Architecture
Zaha Hadid's Campus de la Justicia
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Candy-Coated Architecture
Candy-Coated Architecture
The Smarties Student Housing Will Make You Crave Chocolate
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Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
The Kanye West 'Cruel Summer' Theater Boasts Seven Screens
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Rain Harvesting Architecture
Rain Harvesting Architecture
The Eco-Friendly Canada Pavilion for the 2010 Expo
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Terminator Tiles
Terminator Tiles
'Found Space' Sculptural Ceramics Give Bizarre 3D Element to Walls
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Bizarre Eco-Friendly Buildings
Bizarre Eco-Friendly Buildings
The Glass House Reuses Embalming Fluid Bottles
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Upside Down Boutiques
Upside Down Boutiques
Malafor's Reversal Shop Design is Turning Fashion on Its Head
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Parted Blind Buildings
Parted Blind Buildings
The Nebuta House by Molo Design is a Giant Paper Lantern
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Bizarre Eco Buildings
Bizarre Eco Buildings
The Waldspirale by Friedensreich Hundertwasser is a Quirky Green Structure
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Mangled Anatomical Architecture
Mangled Anatomical Architecture
Primal Parts by Kyd Kitchaiya Explores the Biology of Building
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Book Stack Offices
Book Stack Offices
The Uniquely-Shaped 'Ironbank Building' by RTA Studio
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Strange Stairways
Strange Stairways
Stairs by Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann May Be Hazardous to Your Health
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Sculptures to Hide Underground Homes
Sculptures to Hide Underground Homes
The House of Spiritual Retreat
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Shipwreck-Inspired Buildings
Shipwreck-Inspired Buildings
The Titanic Belfast Pays Tribute to a Doomed Vessel
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Upside Down Architecture
Upside Down Architecture
This Stunning City of Westminster College Campus Turns Design on Its Head
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Actualized Urban Jungles
Actualized Urban Jungles
Vertical Farms for the AWR Competition are the Future of London
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Theme Park-Inspired Homes
Theme Park-Inspired Homes
This Boulder City, Nevada Home Has Waterslide and Caves
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Skinny Angular Structures
Skinny Angular Structures
Mizuishi Architect Atelier's River Side House Looks Super Slim
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Eccentric Crochet Installations
Eccentric Crochet Installations
These Desiree de Baar Knitted Sculptures Feature Unlikely Concepts
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Cartoon-Inspired Homes
Cartoon-Inspired Homes
The Gorki House is an Eccentric Modern Masterpiece
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Stacked Box Achitecture
Stacked Box Achitecture
The 51-1 Arquitectos Museum Addition Gives History a Makeover
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Offbeat Abodes
Offbeat Abodes
Odd Materials Used to Create Sustainable Homes
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Squashed Golf Ball Galleries
Squashed Golf Ball Galleries
The China Comic and Animation Museum is a Bubbly Building
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Revolving Cylindrical Abodes
Revolving Cylindrical Abodes
The 'Roll It' Experimental House Offers a Fresh Take on Modern Homes
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Stunning Slanted Sanctuaries
Stunning Slanted Sanctuaries
The Lanfranco Pollini 'Villa al Mare' is Geometric
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Trailer Park Penthouses
Trailer Park Penthouses
Luxurious Urban Campground in South Africa
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Curvy Bizarchitecture
Curvy Bizarchitecture
The Mad Archirects Design for Fake Hills Project is Unique
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Surrealist Outdoor Architecture
Surrealist Outdoor Architecture
Edward James's Bizarre ‘Las Pozas' Secret Garden
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Pillar Partitioned Homes
Pillar Partitioned Homes
Secluded, See-Through Living in the Direction House by TNA
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Luxury Barn Homes
Luxury Barn Homes
Eclecticism Reins in Washington Barn Home Remodel by Don Frothingham
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Arboreal Abodes
Arboreal Abodes
Whole Tree Architecture is Putting a Green Spin on Building Convention
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Eclectic Contemporary Facades
Eclectic Contemporary Facades
The Art Wall's Interior Will House Diverse Activities as Well
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Modular Public Seating
Modular Public Seating
The ‘Bench' by the LATALA Design Group
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Odd Recyclable Offices
Odd Recyclable Offices
Alrik Koudenburg & Joost van Bleiswijk Design the Nothing Cardboard Bureau
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Rickety Modern Cafes
Rickety Modern Cafes
The Noorderparkbar is an Odds and Ends Building
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Redneck Mansion
Redneck Mansion
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Snail-Inspired Sanctuaries
Snail-Inspired Sanctuaries
The 'K' House by 3LHD Architects Favors an Eco Exterior
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Interactive Lemon Laneways
Interactive Lemon Laneways
'The Meeting Place' Brings Strangers Together
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Modular Churches
Modular Churches
The Parish Complex Concept Features some Divine Design
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Suspended Nature Hideouts
Suspended Nature Hideouts
The Cocoon was Created for Nature Lovers to Leisurely Lounge In
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Ultra-Organic Architecture
Ultra-Organic Architecture
Austria's Kunsthaus Graz Oozes Art
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Encapsulated Crater Towns
Encapsulated Crater Towns
The Ab Elis ‘Eco-City 2020' Accommodates 100,000 in a Quarry
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Concrete Mega-Mansions
Concrete Mega-Mansions
The Joaquin Torres A-Cero Concrete House II is an Above-Ground Bunker
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Mushroom House
Mushroom House
Zube's Whistler Toadstool
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Slightly Used Nuclear Missile Silo On eBay
Slightly Used Nuclear Missile Silo On eBay
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