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Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:02am On Dec 06, 2012
The Basket Building


The brainchild of the founder of the Longaberger Company the distinctive "Basket Building" as it is known is located in Newark, Ohio, USA. The building is a 160 times replica of one of the company's signature products, the Medium Market Basket. A seven story stucco over steel structure the "Basket Building" has become an icon and attracted media attention from around the world. Constructed in the 1990's the building opened for business in December 1997.

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:03am On Dec 06, 2012
The Crooked Building

Located in Sopot, Poland at Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street the Crooked House was constructed in 2003 based off of drawings from Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. Additional Photos and construction details from here

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:03am On Dec 06, 2012
The lop sided Building

This is a building in Japan. No other info available, sorry.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:05am On Dec 06, 2012
The Toilet House

The owner of this house; Sim Jae-Duck was born in a washroom and he is downright proud of it.
In 1999, Sim Jae-Duck launched his World Toilet Association and, to celebrate, unveiled his glass walled toilet house, which features two bedrooms, guestrooms and, of course, three luxurious state-of-the-art washrooms.

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:05am On Dec 06, 2012
The Futuro House

Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed this UFO shaped dwelling in 1968, initially for use as a ski-cabin or holiday home.
The idea behind the design reflects the optimism of the sixties. At the time people believed technology could solve all problems for the human race. The ideal was of a new era, a space-age, where everybody would have more leisure time to spend on holidays away from home.
The Futuro house was completely furnished and could accommodate 8 people.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:06am On Dec 06, 2012
Mammy's Cupboard

Mammy's Cupboard dates from 1940 when it was constructed for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gaude. Interestingly along with now being the embodiment of political incorrectness the building is also unusual in that its architect was female; in 1940 in rural Mississippi that was definitely not the norm. Annie Davis Bost was the wife of prolific local architect and builder Robert E Bost and the couple worked together on many local projects with Annie most often working as draftsman for her husband but also on occasion acting as architect in her own right and, at least in the case of Mammy's Cupboard, making something of a "statement" in the process.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:07am On Dec 06, 2012
The Sheep and Dog Buildings



Tirau is a small town [population 732, 2006 census] in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island and lies around 30 miles or so south of Hamilton. Traditionally a farming community the town has started to generate income as a tourist destination. The town was in decline during the late 20th century and was on its last legs by the late 1980's. A revival of sorts was initiated in 1991 by Henry Clothier, a local businessman. Tirau's location is significant in that it lies just north of the intersection of two of the major routes in the New Zealand State Highway Network [SH1 and SH5]. Clothier believed he could leverage high traffic volume in Tirau along with cheap real estate and he opened an antique shop in a former grocery store building. Over the following years other businesses followed Clothier's example and in time Tirau began to build something of a reputation for antiques and became a "destination".
Another trend that started in the town and continues to this day is the use of old, discarded, corrugated iron to create "works of art". Perhaps the most significant of these are the "Sheep" and "Dog" buildings on Main Road, Tirau.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:08am On Dec 06, 2012
The Shoe House

The ‘shoe house’ is the work of artist and hotelier Ron Van Zyl, who built it for his wife Yvonne in 1990. The shoe houses a little museum of sorts, showcasing Van Zyl’s wood carvings. The shoe is part of a complex that includes an eight-chalet guest house, camp site, restaurant, pool and bar.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:08am On Dec 06, 2012
The Floating House

This floating house is located 1 km from Krasnosilka, Odes'ka Oblast (Ukraine).
This building is a part of a potato sorting station. That metal bottom
cones used for loading potatoes into trucks. Usually it looks like this.
It's a common construction in agricultural regions of Ukraine,
but this one looks like misplaced or partly dismantled.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:09am On Dec 06, 2012
The Korowai House


This is just one example of the typical dwelling used by the Korowai tribe of New Guinea, who had no idea the outside world even existed until 1970. The Korowai build their tree houses up to 165 feet in the air. They do this to avoid predators, floods and ant swarms.

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:10am On Dec 06, 2012
The Kettle House

This rather peculiar metal structure is located in Galveston, Texas close to the Gulf Of Mexico shoreline. Most buildings here are on "stilts" but not his one. However despite all manner of weather including the powerful Hurricane Ike in 2009, the building has stood for some 50 years or so and stands to this day.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:11am On Dec 06, 2012
The Upside Down House

The Upside Down House is a project created by a Polish businessman and philanthropist named Daniel Czapiewski, and is located in Poland in the tiny village of Szymbark.
The house is meant to be a profound statement about the Communist era and the state of the world.

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:12am On Dec 06, 2012
The Flintstones' House

A little stone house in Portugal is making a lot of waves. It’s not that it’s a house made out of stone; there are a lot of stone houses throughout Europe. It’s that this home in the mountainous Fafe area isn’t just little stones cobbled together; it’s more like a single solid stone. A Casa do Penedo, or The House of Stone, is carved from and built between four gigantic boulders. Originally a family retreat built in 1974, it’s now such a popular tourist destination that owner Vitor Rodrigues has had to reinforce the windows, put in a steel door, and eventually had to move out to find respite from the tourists.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:13am On Dec 06, 2012
Pharaoh's House


The Pyramid House, Lake County Illinois Gold Pyramid, an exciting tourist attraction in Wadsworth Illinois built by Jim Onan
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 11:15am On Dec 06, 2012
The Kansas city Public Library




The Kansas City Public Library is a public system headquartered in the Central Library in Kansas City, Missouri.
The system operates its Central Branch and neighborhood branches located in Kansas City, Independence, and Sugar Creek. Founded in 1873, it is the oldest and third largest public library system in the metropolitan Kansas City area.

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 1:55pm On Dec 06, 2012
The Piano House


The Piano House is located in Huainan City, Anhui Province, China. The building was designed by students from the architecture department of Hefei University of Technology and developed alongside designers of Huainan Fangkai Decoration Project Co.

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by Aijalon: 1:57pm On Dec 06, 2012
i love this wink wink wink
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by Afam4eva(m): 1:58pm On Dec 06, 2012
Architects really have ti=o be up and doing to come up with this kind of designs.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by blink182(m): 2:00pm On Dec 06, 2012
Nice, I really love the toilet and piano.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by Kokopos(m): 2:00pm On Dec 06, 2012
i wish to see such in Nigeria grin grin grin
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by omenziate(m): 2:01pm On Dec 06, 2012
Person no go fall for dat lop-sided house? Pple dey dis world sha o. Nice pixs
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by salam001(m): 2:01pm On Dec 06, 2012
Haha,my house should be there,it upside down

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by Josh090(m): 2:02pm On Dec 06, 2012
Beautiful!
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by Jezyfreezman(m): 2:02pm On Dec 06, 2012
Ok na grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by vicky6: 2:03pm On Dec 06, 2012
more pictures tongue
Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States)

This project, located in the heart of Kansas City, represents one of the pioneer projects behind the revitalization of downtown.The people of Kansas City were asked to help pick highly influential books that represent Kansas City. Those titles were included as ‘bookbindings’ in the innovative design of the parking garage exterior, to inspire people to utilize the downtown Central Library.

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 2:03pm On Dec 06, 2012
The Simpsons' House


This is a reallife replica of the house where the Simpsons live in the cartoon.
The house was constructed at 712 Red Bark Lane in Henderson, Nevada, as part of a contest in 1997.
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by GeneralGaricks: 2:04pm On Dec 06, 2012
Good
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 2:05pm On Dec 06, 2012
Great picture vicky. smiley

I love the creativity that was put into building that library.

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by vicky6: 2:05pm On Dec 06, 2012
Container City (London, UK)

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Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by fellis(f): 2:06pm On Dec 06, 2012
Errr, vicky I posted the stone house before..........
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by 4llerbe(m): 2:06pm On Dec 06, 2012
nice thread. keep em coming
Re: Unusual Architechture From Around The World by vicky6: 2:07pm On Dec 06, 2012
fellis: Great picture vicky. smiley

I love that the creativity that was put into building that library.

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fellis: Errr, vicky I posted the stone house before..........
o sorry! a mistake

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