12 Beautiful, Bizarre Buildings You Must See To Believe

12 Beautiful, Bizarre Buildings You Must See To Believe

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From an oversized crooked house to majestic spiral residences, here's your dose of architectural wonder.

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    The very non-traditional design of the Dancing house was controversial at the time. Czech president Václav Havel, had supported it, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity.
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    A unique house that stands on its roof, where visitors walk on the ceilings and which is decorated in the socialist style of the 1970’s
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    The ultra-modern structure took design cues from the wings of a bird, and looks different from practically every angle.
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    Talk about a room with a view. This exquisitely sculpted sauna room on a private island was inspired by the interiors of a cave.
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    The plaza in downtown NOLA was designed by the renowned postmodern architect Charles Moore. The romantic, Italian-style monuments create an intriguing juxtaposition with the cookie-cutter commercial buildings in the background.
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    From the outside, the César Pelli-designed structure looks like a fallen robot part of a Transformer. The underground museum is home to an impressive array of famous international artworks, from Warhol to Lichtenstein.
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    The jagged lines maximize the amount of sunlight, while the interspersed placement provides a view of the ocean from each building
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    No, this whimsical house isn't the result of a botched liquifying job on Photoshop. The silhouettes of the shopping center — which boasts a name that translates to "Crooked House" in English — are inspired by Polish fairytale illustrations.
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    An eye-catching crimson flank — in the shape of a burning flame — extends from the all-white body of this musical venue.
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    The flower-shaped Bahá'í House of Worship attracts an average of three million visitors every year and has received numerous architectural awards.
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    The offices of the largest state-run television network in mainland China almost look too futuristic to be real: The skyscraper consists of two forward-leaning towers joined at the top, forming a loop.
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    This coiled dwelling has got to be the coolest residential building, ever. Apart from the psychedelic exterior, the structure also boasts a rooftop forest adorned with beech and lime trees.
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