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70 Irregular Architecture Designs

From Contemporary Sci-Fi Churches to White Arrow Abodes

— July 11, 2013 — Art & Design
Modern architecture has come a long way over the years, and nowadays we're starting to observe a lot more eclectic and unusually offbeat designs in contemporary homes, and these irregular architecture designs are some fantastic examples of buildings going outside the norm.

While new homes are often built with a rectangular shape in mind, these irregular structures are incorporated with much more eccentric and unusual shapes, making them stand out from the other cookie-cutter buildings. Utilizing such unique designs as Sci-Fi references, webbed features and layered techniques, these irregular pieces of architecture are appealing to buyers that are more attracted to one-of-a-kind designs.

From compact homes shaped like arrows to upside down structures, these offbeat and irregular architecture designs are turning ordinary buildings into fantastically futuristic models.
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Lavish Lop-Sided Villas
Lavish Lop-Sided Villas
The Casa Del Pico by Abaton Arquitectura is Exquisite and Entertaining
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69
Self Cooling Work Spaces
Self Cooling Work Spaces
Madrid's Distrito C Solar Offices Keep Workers Comfy
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68
Cat-Eared Cabins
Cat-Eared Cabins
The Pedervegen 8 Residence Features a Pair of Curious Rooftop Protrusions
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67
Irregularly Stacked Buildings
Irregularly Stacked Buildings
The Thandalam Project by ABIBOO Architecture is Stunning
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66
Colorful Geometric Cultural Centers
Colorful Geometric Cultural Centers
The Biomuseum by Frank Gehry is Oddly Angled and Brightly Hued
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65
White Arrow Abodes
White Arrow Abodes
The ISM House by the International Royal Architecture is Minimalist
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64
NASA Rocket Retreats
NASA Rocket Retreats
The Gelderland Villa is an Eye-Popping Architectural Achievement
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63
Attractive Eco Power
Attractive Eco Power
Sinergy 1000 Hybrid Cupola Holds a Vertical Wind Turbine and Solar Panels
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62
Coiling Towers
Coiling Towers
'Howe + Beach' by Big Architects Makes Twisted Residential Homes
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61
Urban Boardwalk Auditoriums
Urban Boardwalk Auditoriums
The Highline Theater Engages with Several Levels of Public Circulation
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60
Skyline Structures
Skyline Structures
The MCR Cloud House Mimics Natural Settings
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59
Laundry Inspired Living
Laundry Inspired Living
The ‘S House' Looks Like Sheets Blowing in the Wind
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58
Erratically Arranged Windows
Erratically Arranged Windows
Black & White Twins is a Study of Floor Plans with Zero Consistency
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57
Thin Triangular Bars
Thin Triangular Bars
Roslyn Street Bar and Restaurant by Durbach Block Architects Maximizes Space
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56
Portrait Architecture
Portrait Architecture
Law Office Shaped in the Image of 'Lady Justice'
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55
Angular Sci-Fi Structures
Angular Sci-Fi Structures
The Shanxi Grand Theater Taiyuan is Out of This World
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54
Sliced Levitating Buildings
Sliced Levitating Buildings
The Variations On a Dark City by Espen Dietrichson Skeletal
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53
Cyborg Snake-Like Cultural Centers
Cyborg Snake-Like Cultural Centers
The Jeongok Prehistory Museum is Oddly Futuristic
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52
Futuristically Undulating Structures
Futuristically Undulating Structures
The Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory Enhances the Sighting
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51
Juxtaposed Architectural Styles
Juxtaposed Architectural Styles
Studioctopi's Park Avenue South Home Mixes Old and New
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50
Odd Architectural Makeovers
Odd Architectural Makeovers
Jaroslaw Komuda Makes Mundane Buildings Marvelous
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49
Aircraft-Inspired Crematoria
Aircraft-Inspired Crematoria
Vermilion Sands is a Futuristic Launch Pad for the Recently Deceased
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48
Living in a Tree
Living in a Tree
The One Log Home
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47
Tape-Inspired Structures
Tape-Inspired Structures
The Hatert Housing Apartment Complex is Distinct
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46
Webbed Angular Architecture
Webbed Angular Architecture
The Hewlett House by MPR Design Group Epitomizes Modern Ideals
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45
Straw Hat Rooftops
Straw Hat Rooftops
The Centre Pompidou-Metz Museum Has an Unusual Timber Roof
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44
Lookout Design
Lookout Design
Award Winning Wooden Lookout in Norway
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43
Domino-Inspired Architecture
Domino-Inspired Architecture
The Design for The Benelong Crescent Apartments is Dynamic
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42
'Star Wars' Vehicle Homes
'Star Wars' Vehicle Homes
Fans of the Force Will Love Apollo Architects' 'Sand Crawler' House
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41
Insect Architecture
Insect Architecture
Helen Nodding Helps Out Bugs With Mini Bridges
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40
Pure White Properties
Pure White Properties
Jin Otagiri Designs a Colorless, Minimalist House in Japan
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39
Novel Beach Pads
Novel Beach Pads
The 'Book' House by Nendo is a Geek's Dream on a Serene Coast
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38
Trashformations
Trashformations
The Sustainable Sky-Box is Made of Recycled Kitchen Sinks
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37
Simple See-Through Shops
Simple See-Through Shops
The Van Dijk Fashion Store Shows Off a Transparent Design
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36
Stacked Geometric Homes
Stacked Geometric Homes
The Gordons Bay House by Rosselli Architects is Shapely
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35
Alphabetical Architecture
Alphabetical Architecture
'S' is for Stylish in this House by Crepain Binst Architecture
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34
Transforming Insectile Architecture
Transforming Insectile Architecture
Ichneumonid Faces Structural Infestations of Parasitic Forms
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33
Multifaceted Residential Rooflines
Multifaceted Residential Rooflines
The Hironaka House is Crowned Like an Enormous Cut Stone
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32
Rain Harvesting Architecture
Rain Harvesting Architecture
The Eco-Friendly Canada Pavilion for the 2010 Expo
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31
Contemporary Sci-Fi Churches
Contemporary Sci-Fi Churches
The Chapel at Discovery Bay by Danny Cheng is Futuristic
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30
Parted Blind Buildings
Parted Blind Buildings
The Nebuta House by Molo Design is a Giant Paper Lantern
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29
Mangled Anatomical Architecture
Mangled Anatomical Architecture
Primal Parts by Kyd Kitchaiya Explores the Biology of Building
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28
Precariously Perched Homes
Precariously Perched Homes
Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star Installation Looks Like a Crash-Landed Ho
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DIY Tiled Art Homes
DIY Tiled Art Homes
The Mosaic House
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Human Biology Buildings
Human Biology Buildings
The Bonescraper has a Structure Inspired by the Skeleton
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25
Bubble Architecture
Bubble Architecture
The Work of Chris Bosse
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24
Upside Down Architecture
Upside Down Architecture
This Stunning City of Westminster College Campus Turns Design on Its Head
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23
Dynamic Warped Architecture
Dynamic Warped Architecture
The Emporia's Unusual Architecture Gives Way to an Unexpected Twist
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22
Porous Coral Sculptures
Porous Coral Sculptures
NonLin/Lin Pavilion Experiments with the Illusion of Space
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21
Glitter Ball-Inspired Buildings
Glitter Ball-Inspired Buildings
The Basque Health Department HQ
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20
Stacked Box Achitecture
Stacked Box Achitecture
The 51-1 Arquitectos Museum Addition Gives History a Makeover
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19
Ice Cube Cultural Hubs
Ice Cube Cultural Hubs
Calabar International Conference Center Merges Parts Into a Whole
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18
Offbeat Abodes
Offbeat Abodes
Odd Materials Used to Create Sustainable Homes
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17
Labyrinth Abodes
Labyrinth Abodes
Maison L is an Eco Mansion With Medieval Inspirations
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Cubic Fairytale Architecture
Cubic Fairytale Architecture
Russia Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010 Inspired by Tradition
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15
Z-Shaped Homes
Z-Shaped Homes
The Prahran House by Nervegna Reed Makes You Turn Plenty of Corners
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14
Concealed Exclusive Clubs
Concealed Exclusive Clubs
The SKM Architects Ananti Club Pulls Luxury Beneath the Landscape
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13
Mini-Mountain Homes
Mini-Mountain Homes
'The Hill House' Can be Climbed Into or Onto
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12
Curvy Bizarchitecture
Curvy Bizarchitecture
The Mad Archirects Design for Fake Hills Project is Unique
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11
Sci-Fi Shopping Malls
Sci-Fi Shopping Malls
The Starhill Gallery by Spark Features Angular Accents
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10
Soap Bubble Buildings
Soap Bubble Buildings
The Emergent Busan Opera House Plays with Space and Transparency
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9
Rickety Modern Cafes
Rickety Modern Cafes
The Noorderparkbar is an Odds and Ends Building
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8
Snail-Inspired Sanctuaries
Snail-Inspired Sanctuaries
The 'K' House by 3LHD Architects Favors an Eco Exterior
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7
Candy-Colored Schools
Candy-Colored Schools
The Chalmers Campus Lindholmen Makes Learning Fun
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6
Slanted Hillside Homes
Slanted Hillside Homes
The Mobius 'Edge House' Puts a New Slant on Architecture
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5
Self-Financed Architecture
Self-Financed Architecture
Saunders and Wilhelmsen Build Their Own Plans
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4
Otherworldly Places of Worship
Otherworldly Places of Worship
Incredible Religious Architecture Inspires Piety
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3
Suspended Nature Hideouts
Suspended Nature Hideouts
The Cocoon was Created for Nature Lovers to Leisurely Lounge In
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2
Ultra-Organic Architecture
Ultra-Organic Architecture
Austria's Kunsthaus Graz Oozes Art
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Open-Plan Garage Abodes
Open-Plan Garage Abodes
Harley in da House Lures Vehicles into the Living Room
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