10 Most Unique Buildings in the World

10 Most Unique Buildings in the World

There are a lot of unique and interesting things around us in our world today. I would like to share with you some of the unique buildings I’ve discovered along the way.

Hundertwasser Building


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This residential complex can be found in Darmstadt, Germany. The U-shaped building is quite unique as it rises like a ramp and has grass, shrubs, flowers and trees planted on its roof. Of the 1,000 windows, no two are the same and trees grow out many of them. At the highest point, there are 12 floors. It was completed in 2000 and designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Bubble House

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This bubble house is located in France. Architect, Antti Lovag is committed to the concept of organic architecture and thus inspired to create buildings resembling shapes and forms found in nature. A few of these bubble houses can be found along the coast of France.

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The Crooked House

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Located in Sopot, Poland, the crooked house was constructed in 2003. The buildings’ design was inspired by a famous child book illustrator Jan Marcin and Swedish painter, Per Dahlbergs’ pictures and paintings.

Kansas City Public Library

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In Newton, Kansas, there is a library that’s made to look like a giant bookshelf.

Ferdinand Cheval Palace

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Ferdinand Cheval was a French postman who spent 33 years building his “Ideal Palace.” He begun building in April 1879. He claimed that he tripped on a stone and was inspired by its shape. He returned to the same spot and begun collecting stones. For the next 33 years, during his daily mail route, Cheval carried stones from his delivery route and at home and used them to build his palace. The palace is a mix of different styles with inspirations from the Bible and Hindu mythology.

The Dancing House

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The Dancing House was designed by Vlado Milunic in 1992 and was completed in 1996. It was built in hopes of becoming a center of cultural activity. It was originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – the house vaguely resembles a pair of dancers). On the roof is a French restaurant and the building has other multinational firms, but the plans for the cultural center was not realized.

Mind House

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It is located in Barcelona, Spain.

The Longaberger Basket

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This is the world’s largest picnic basket and it serves as a home office for The Longaberger Company. It’s located in Newark, Ohio. Dave Longaberger is the founder of the company. This basket was completed in 1997 and in 1998 it won the prestigious build Ohio award.

Hang Nga Guesthouse: Crazy House

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Like a Disney animation of a Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale, a bizarre southern Vietnam hotel built by the daughter of Ho Chi Minh’s right hand man. It’s as if it was sculpted by Salvador Dali on the grounds of a classic French colonial villa. It has little bridges and oddly shaped corridors all linking together like a mini maze.

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Bahai House of Worship

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The Indian Bahai Temple is found in New Delhi, India. The Architect designed it to reflect the blossoming of the lotus of which the Jewel is found.

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papaleng, posted this comment on Apr 7th, 2009

great article with stunning pictures.

Jeffrey B. Merrow, posted this comment on Apr 7th, 2009

holly this is a winner its along papplings style well wrote pictures are great where did you get those pics write me and let me know your source i always need good pics your a star

Joie Schmidt, posted this comment on Apr 7th, 2009

Wow – - this is such a fun and unique article – - wow – - some of those buildings are truly incredible!



-Liane Schmidt.

Peter Cimino, posted this comment on Apr 9th, 2009

Wow Holly! Truly fascinating and amazing! The pics alone are awesome! Well done as usual!

Holly Jayne, posted this comment on Apr 22nd, 2009

Thanks everyone for such wonderful comments! I’m glad you all enjoyed this very interesting piece!

cosmina, posted this comment on Feb 3rd, 2010

great article with stunning pictures.

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Holly Jayne, posted this comment on May 28th, 2010

Thanks for all your wonderful comments!

alana, posted this comment on Mar 17th, 2011

would be better if you put the name of the architects!

Holly Jayne, posted this comment on Mar 18th, 2011

Thanks for the feedback – always looking for ways to improve my articles!

Tracey Lee, posted this comment on Oct 26th, 2011

Thanks. I’m an English teacher in Korea. This is a great source to teach my kids about structures in the world to make them interested.

Sarah, posted this comment on Oct 27th, 2011

Wow! It is great.The structures are very unique.
I think The Bubble House is the best.

Lily, posted this comment on Oct 27th, 2011

l am Lily
My favorite building is The Longaberger Basket.
This building is excellent.
because that\’s shape fun!!!!

sally, posted this comment on Oct 27th, 2011

I am sally.
My favorite building is Bubble house.
because, I like Bubble!!!!!

Holly Jayne, posted this comment on Oct 27th, 2011

Thank you for your comments and glad you all enjoyed the buildings! I hope this article is very beneficial in your class – it’s always great to inspire minds!

zawar shah, posted this comment on Dec 15th, 2011


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