50 Times Architects Made Buildings That Look Cool But Were Uncomfortable To Live In Or Use – Design You Trust

50 Times Architects Made Buildings That Look Cool But Were Uncomfortable To Live In Or Use

Cat Shaped Kindergarten, Germany

If you ever feel like some architects live in their own fantasy land, you’re not the only one. The buildings that they create can range from majestic all the way to magical, and they’re sure to catch your eye with their flying buttresses, stoic columns, angelic balconies, and fearsome facades. However, you can sometimes get the idea that some of these artistic innovators haven’t fully thought some things through—like the fact that people actually have to live and work in the buildings they design.

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600 Year Old Clock Located In Prague Is The World’s Oldest Astrological Clock Still In Operation!

We’ve got some dreamy and confusing buildings to show you today, so take out your opera glasses, grab yourself some popcorn, and let’s go take a tour through the crème de la crème of the ‘Bizarre Buildings’ subreddit. Check out some of the coolest-looking buildings that people might have a hard time living in.

The Evolution Of This Building Can Be Seen In It’s Masonry

The r/bizarrebuildings community celebrated its 5th birthday just a few short months ago, in March, and it’s going strong. Currently, the subreddit has over 131k members and we can see that number rising in the future.

Unique Housing In Netherlands

Be sure to give the community a visit if you enjoyed the photos in this list. Pop in for a quick ‘hello, how are you?’ or consider posting a weird-looking yet totally awesome building, too.

“If it’s a bizarre building, it belongs here. No, not pictures of buildings having a Christmas bizarre [look]. We want unique, one-of-a-kind buildings!” the ‘Bizarre Buildings’ moderators shared what their online group is all about.

Pavilion Of The Enlightened, Thailand

You heard it here, folks—your regular holiday-decoration-bizarre just won’t cut it. You’ve got to go for bizarre bizarre. Crank the weirdness all the way up to eleven so even Alice thinks she’s still in Wonderland. Just remember that when you innovate, you also have the ability to do the climate some good, too!

The National Carpet Museum In Baku, Azerbaijan

Giant 16th-Century ‘Colossus’ Sculpture In Florence, Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside

Living Like A Caveman With Modern Amenities

This Building In Guizhou, China

The Department Of Fisheries In Hyderabad, India

The Interlace – Singapore

When Your Growing Family Needs An Upgrade But You Love That Cozy Cottage

Turtle Building

The Sheep Building (Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand)

Japanese Moka Train Station In A Shape Of A Locomotive

An Original 1930’s Shell Gas Station

This Is The Proposed Crescent Moon Tower For Dubai

This Is What Happens When The Owner Of One Half Of A Townhouse Refuses To Sell

Container House In The Desert

This One-Of-A-Kind Pixelated Facade On The Mahanakhon Tower In Bangkok, Thailand

Kazakhstan’s Tower Of The Sun By Fundamental Architects

Abandoned Potato Sorting Station In Ukraine

Treehouse Restaurant (Demolished), Okinawa

Inverted Pyramid House In Spain

Tianzi Hotel, China

When You’re An Architect Whose Brother-In-Law Owns A Struggling Window Store

The Stockholm Telephone Tower With Approximately 5,500 Telephone Lines, 1890

Walden 7 In Barcelona, Spain

There’s A Huge Open Market In The Netherlands With Apartments Inside

An Awesome Building In Chile

This Tiny House

Saemoonan Church In Seoul, Korea

When You Have The Money But Not The Land (Batié, Cameroon)

“Local Man In Altus, Ok Arrested After Firing A Trebuchet At A Group Of Girl Scouts. His Wife Was Quoted As Saying ‘I Wish I Hadn’t Given In To Him Begging For That Damn Castle Turret When We Had The House Built, He’s Been Mentally Stuck In The Middle Ages Since 1981’”

A Rare Sighting Of Two Buildings In The Wild Having Intercourse

Bizarre Chicken

Shenzhen International Airport Looks Like A Giant Airplane

Sou Fujimoto’s “Arbre Blanc” Tower In Montpellier, France

Apartment In Katayama, Japan

Seafood Restaurant? An Institute For Marine Biology? Or A Headquarters For Crab People Hiding In Plain Sight?!

University Of Technology Sydney (Uts)’s Business School Building

Store Front In Kyoto

Austria

Spiral House, Ramat Gan

“My Apartment Is Right Off The Highway”

The Largest Hotel In The World, With A Staggering 10,000 Rooms Is Currently Under Construction In Saudi Arabia

The Peachoid, A 135 Feet (41 M) Tall Water Tower In Gaffney, South Carolina

The Frame In Dubai- Elevator Up, Walk Across A Glass Floor, Elevator Down

The New Louis Vuitton Store In Tokyo

Plot #1282, A Residential Building In Beirut Designed By Bernard Khoury

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