Whimsical Buildings: Strange Shapes & Organic Lines
As we sift through the net we come across more and more amazing, weird, and simply beautiful architectural creations. Today we want to show you some whimsical buildings we loved due to their absolutely stunning designs that challenge the view of linear architecture.
Most Whimsical Buildings Around The World
Antoni Gaudi was the master of whimsical architecture. The Spanish architect’s style is arguable the most recognizable and remarkable as it features uneven lines, quirky shapes, and various details that together make it so special. Casa Batlló is a famous creation of Gaudi’s and it’s located in Barcelona. It was built in 1877 by Emili Sala Cortés but was redesigned by Gaudi in 1904. The building features curved lines, uneven roof, and unusual texture that all give it an absolutely out of this world look.
The building was a home for Batlló family who hired Gaudi to renovate it untill it was turned into offices and later intoa multipurpose building with 2,500 square meters of space to rent.
Casa Caracol or Seashell House is a seashell-inspired house located in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The site includes two independent premises “Moon Shell” and “Queen Conch”.
Each of the Seashell houses can be rented for a vacation as they feature a private pool, satellite TV, and other amenities.
These remind us of a Nautilus house by Senosiain Arquitectos located in Mexico city. Inspired by a Nautilus shell the building features curved ceilings and walls and various interesting elements that serve as furniture.
ArtScience Museum in Singapore features a very interesting shape. There are 10 finger-like parts that each include a gallery and skylights.
The building is also remarkable as it features rainwater collectors and a 40,000-square foot lily pond.
Kuchlbauer Tower is an observation tower in Germany. Designed by an Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser the 35.14 meter building was built by 2007 but opened to the public in 2010.
The whimsical tower features an amazing base that envelops it and a few different size balconies arranged at the top, crowned with a golden observation sphere, which is 10 meters in diameter.
Orbis building from ARM Architecture is still in construction but will be completed in 2014 and its design is absolutely unlike any other you might encountered in apartment buildings.
Featuring seven storeys the building will feature single bedroom apartments as well as spacious penthouses. The architects designed the building according to the belief of Viennese architect Adolf Loos that the apartment buildings should contribute ‘to the quality of the civic space and the street’. The facade features rounded and elements as if the original structure was slightly deconstructed.
Lims La Trobe University Molecular Science Building in Australia designed by Lyons Architects features hexagonal windows with a few X-shaped ones protruding from the facade.
The building’s though quite linear appears absolutely different and interesting thanks to its peculiar facade.
Gue(ho)st House is a conversion by artists Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus who turned it into a visitor’s center with help of paint and polystyrene.
The traditional shape of the house was enhanced with a new uneven curved side and entry as well as an extension that features amazing bone-like openings.
Crazy House in Tel Aviv was designed by Leon Geneva and features interesting style that some say is similar to Gaudi’s. From the side the house features beautiful cora riff-like screens and greenery while the facade features curved balconies.
What do you think about these whimsical buildings?
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