This article showcases the eight of the world’d weirdest apartments. These apartments come in different size, shape and decor; they are apartments you never knew existed.
Some apartments go against the norm in terms of design; these apartments have rooms with strange interior décor and arrangements. Some of these apartments are pretty too small to fit as a home but they sure have their peculiarities that stands them out.
Imagine an apartment that is only big enough to fit a toothbrush yet with breathtaking interior designs. There is even another apartment that you can change the position of various rooms in the apartment at will. Like a situation where your kitchen suddenly becomes the ceiling and the living room becomes the floor. Can you beat that!
Here are eight of the world’s weirdest apartments.
1. The apartment made of 25,000 ping pong balls
Daniel Arsham’s apartment in Brooklyn is a mere 90 square feet that’s about big enough to fit a toothbrush but the decor’s so sleek and minimal. The apartment is basically just a room that serves two functions: sleeping and dressing. But then it is an extraordinary room.
The walls look like great big, pixelated screens that fade from gray to white as you approach the ceiling. On closer inspection, the pixels are actually ping-pong balls — a whopping 25,000 of them.
2. NY’s smallest apartment
A pair of New Yorkers living in a 175-square-foot studio might just be the wave of the future. The owners of this apartment don’t cook in their own kitchen. They “store” most of their clothes at dry cleaners.
A cappuccino machine is their only kitchen appliance, and a cat-gym and a queen-sized bed are almost the only furniture. But the Prokops who happen to be the proud owners of this weird apartment say that they’re happy with their home, which cost them $150,000 when they acquired them.
With two full-time jobs, they’ll have paid off the mortgage in just two years.
3. The Hamster wheel apartment
File this one under nuts. Mimicking that of a hamster wheel, the conceptual design puts a handful of rooms in a giant wheel like device. As you turn the wheel – looks like it takes some leg power – and alter its orientation it changes its functionality.
In other words, turn it 180 degrees and the kitchen becomes the ceiling and the floor the living room. Hey, it might be viable in a really long tube like design. Ideal for NYC living where you often feel like a rodent anyway.
4. The Jean-Paul Gaultier designed after himself
When famous fashion designers show interiors of their homes it’s always exciting. This apartment belongs to French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. It is situated in front of the Eiffel towers, with amazing views over Paris.
The interior design seems a bit crazy and monochromatic because of nautical stripes that are running through the apartment walls, floors and furniture. These stripes happened to be a signature of the designer.
Besides there is a garden and doll rooms that also should be mentioned. The garden room is all covered with plants: ivy weaves into the sofa; lichen grows over the woven chairs in the shade of a tree, and moss, like green velvet, carpets the stone.
The doll room is also the bedroom. Fabric unfolds on its walls and forms a powdery velum on the ceiling. The corset dress of a fairground doll becomes the bed’s giant quilt.
In this room, lingerie, a lace that fishnets on the carpet and is mirrored in the window panes
5. The apartment created out of paper
Artist Don Lucho created “Casa de Karton”: an entire apartment (including a toilet, a bed, and even utensils) out of paper and cardboard. While his motivation is unclear, it’s still pretty impressive. The apartment has all the furniture and other items that a kitchen or a bedroom is expected to have.
Being in these “carton rooms” will make you feel like you’re a part of a drawing. Beside the house he has also made a car wreck out of carton, and placed it on the street so it looks realistic
6. The apartment decorated with paint over concrete
This seems to be just another lobby on the thirteenth floor of a middle class building in Ukraine, with the exception of the unique concrete painted walls. The lady who lives in one of the apartments is devoted to keeping things the way they are supposed to be.
According to her, some neighbors tried to protest against the way it looks and they tried to even ruin this artwork, although they couldn’t really do much about it. So she is keeping the looks as it is regardless of her neighbours’ disapproval
7. The apartment connected with external stairs
This building or apartments located in Tokyo, Japan was designed by Sou Fujimoto. A unique design for this house, in opposition to the district, consisting of 5 separate units with separate bedrooms. All are connected by stairs
7. The cinema transformed into an apartment
You are looking at a fascinating studio apartment that used to house the Plaza-Astoria Cinema initially opened in 1931. We don’t know if this is the consequence of Astoria Cinemas being hit by the financial crisis, but we do know this one bedroom apartment located in downtown Stockholm (district of Vasastan) was up for sale for 3 216 400 USD.
The total surface of the loft is 423 square metres with terrace of 39 square metres and an orangery of 22 square metres near the Vasa Park.
Aside from its impressive size, the former cultural crib also features a large walk-in-closet, a luxury bathroom with adjoining sauna, a Japanese recreational area, a fire ring, a 5 meter high palm-tree (total ceiling height 7.8 meters!) and many more
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