8 Most Unusual Buildings in the World

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A House-Basket in the USA

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Despite the frivolous appearance, this building performs administrative functions. This is the headquarters of the Longaberger company, which manufactures wicker products and baskets. The building is an exact copy of the real product offered by the firm. The construction was carried out for two years and cost $30 million.

A House-Toilet in South Korea

According to the literal translation of the Korean name of the house, Haewoojae, this two-story building is designed to enable people to “relieve their concerns.” The architect claimed that he himself was born in the bathroom. He intended to transfer the funds received to poor countries to improve sanitation. The building is a museum where you can learn more about the water closet culture of the world.

A Boot House in India

A Boot House in India
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Indian architects, without thinking twice, decided to combine the design of the house with shoes. This is how an unusual boot-house was built. It is one of the oldest kids’ parks in Mumbai.

A Shoe House in Pennsylvania, USA

A Shoe House in Pennsylvania, USA
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This house owes its appearance to the successful business of its owner. Mahlon Haines is the owner of a giant shoe empire. By creating such an unusual building, he celebrated his own success in the manufacture and sale of shoes.

A Saxophone House in California, USA

A Saxophone House in California, USA
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There are musical directions in both architecture and construction. So, the house in California is made in the form of a saxophone. When the smoke comes from the pipes of this house, it looks very beautiful.

A Mushroom House in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

A Mushroom House in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Despite the fact that the house rests on a tiny stem, you do not have to worry about its stability. After all, the project was created by Professor of Architecture and Interior Design of the University of Cincinnati Terry Brown. Not so long ago, the structure was put up for auction, where it was sold for $400,000.

Grand Piano and Violin-Shaped House in China

Grand Piano and Violin-Shaped House in China
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Chinese architects invented this musical structure in the city of Hainan. The entrance to the building is located in a huge violin, where there is also an escalator for entering the main piano building. The house was built from transparent black glass. In the building, there is an exhibition complex, which shows the plan of the city, its districts, and streets.

Cactus House in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cactus House in Rotterdam, Netherlands
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In Rotterdam, there is a 19-storey cactus house, consisting of plate-petals located on each other. Each of them ends with a loggia or a landscaped balcony. Since the petals alternate irregularly, this allows the light to penetrate the house naturally. The house is painted in white, which allows it to heat less in hot weather. There are 98 apartments in the house.

 

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