There some buildings on earth with very weird designs that would make anyone asides the architects who came up with such concept what on earth was the motive behind such designs. This article lists the top 10 most unusual homes in the world
Some buildings diverge from the norm so much that they make you stop and think about how architects ever came up with the designs.
From a home built upside-down to one resembling a toilet or is it the one in Nigeria that you could mistake for an airport. Here’s a look at some of the most impressive yet odd feats of home design from around the world.
1. Airplane House, Abuja, Nigeria
At first glance, this looks like a horrible plane crash! But it turns out this site was no accident. To honor his wife’s love of travel, Said Jammal built their home in a shape of an airplane.
Abuja’s airplane house, as it has come to be known by its inhabitants and amazed passersby, has emerged haphazardly over the years as a rare triumph of architectural whimsy in this sleek, modernistic West African capital.
Looking like a jetliner settled atop the two-story concrete home of Said and Liza Jammal, it was born not of an urban planner’s cold logic but of something more elemental: a man’s love for his wife, and a selfish desire that she spend more time at home.
2. Toilet House, Suwon, South Korea
Looking for a unique vacation destination? Have an affinity for everything related to wastewater? Then look no further: Mr. Toilet House in Suwon, South Korea, offers visitors a variety of novelty photo ops and facts about toilets.
The educational destination is housed in a toilet-shaped building constructed in 2007 by Sim Jae-duck. As founder of the World Toilet Association (WTA; Hwaseong, South Korea) and mayor of Suwon City from 1995 to 1998, Sim Jae-duck was known as Mr. Toilet for his work in promoting improved sanitation around the world. He built the building, known as Mr. Toilet House, as his private residence until his death in 2009.
3. Crocodile House, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Completed in 2008, the crocodile was actually the work of artist Moussa Kalo, who sadly died only two months before it was completed. As an apprentice of Kalo, Thierry Atta moved into the work the men had created, and has since made the crocodile his home.
Including windows and a bed, the strange concrete house is completely livable, and is a joy to many people in the neighborhood who stop by the courtyard to smile and play by the eccentric home.
4. Inverted House, Affoldern, Germany
This is one of the more unusual tourist attractions the world has ever seen — a house that was built completely upside down in Affoldern, Germany. The house took six weeks to build and cost about 200,000 euros ($277,000)
Upside-down houses have been constructed all over the world — they can also been found in China, Russia, and Austria. The inverted furnishings can be extremely disorienting.
5. Upside Down Home, Moscow, Russia
The idea of an upside down house attraction is not new, but continues to gain popularity worldwide. A house on display at the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow is built to resemble a typical European summerhouse with one exception — it’s upside down.
Visitors will discover that even the curtains and contents of the fridge all have been installed upside down, appearing in an unusual perspective. And, by inverting photographs, the visitors themselves can be upside down as well. It even has a sports car glued to its driveway as shown in the picture above.
6. Rotating House, Prague, Czech Republic
A 73-year-old man in the Czech Republic built this rising, rotating, subterranean home by hand. It’s sort of a Robo-Hobbit house, located about 62 miles north-east or Prague. And it has a swimming pool.
The house can rise and fall like a periscope at the flip of a switch. Lhota said he built the house primarily because he got bored with building normal houses. This looks like what might be the coolest house on earth.
7. Solar Home, Alasacian Countryside, France
This solar home, built in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg, France, was designed as a giant 3D sundial, sitting at an ideal angle in relation to the sun.
During the summer, it keeps the inside cool. During fall, winter, and spring, sunlight enters the windows and warms the space.
8. Tiny House On Boulder, Basta, Serbia
This tiny home may not look like much but it stands as a true powerhouse, braving decades of abuse from the most unrelenting natural elements. It’s perched atop a rock in the middle of the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, and neither weather nor water has been able to knock it over.
9. Ice House, Berlin, Germany
This house carved from ice in Berlin was less permanent. Everything in the house — from the bathtub and to its decorations — was made from approximately 1,000 blocks of ice. Built as a promotion for the German bank ING in 2005, the home melted after a few days.
10. Whimsical Home, Margate, England
This whimsical home in Margate, England looks like it’s melting away. Designed by English artist Alex Chinneck, it serves as a piece of public art (and no one lives inside).