11 of the World’s Weirdest Architectural Structures

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The Stone House [Guimarães, Portugal] makes visitors wonder if this is where the Flintstones lived. The house attracted so much attention that the original owner moved out to maintain his privacy. (WeChat)

There are many weird and wonderful architectural structures around the world. Here are a few of the most interesting ones.

Chapel of the Holy Cross — Arizona, USA

Chapel of the Holy Cross [Arizona, USA] is a Catholic chapel built into a red rock hill. The chapel is said to be located on a spiritual energy vortex. (WeChat)
Chapel of the Holy Cross [Arizona, USA] is a Catholic chapel built into a red rock hill. The chapel is said to be located on a spiritual energy vortex. (WeChat)

Dancing House — Prague, Czech Republic

The Dancing House [Prague, Czech Republic] is designed to look like two figures dancing. The structure was built on top of a site that met with destruction during the 1945 bombing of Prague. (WeChat)

Calakmul Building — Mexico City, Mexico

The Calakmul Building [Mexico City, Mexico] is locally known as the “Washing Machine.” The multi-part structure consists of a glass pyramid next to a high-rise building. (WeChat)

Kettle House — Texas, USA

The Kettle House [Texas, USA] is a tough metal structure on an island off the coast of Texas. Its current usage is a mystery, but in the past, it may have been a storage house for oil companies. (WeChat)

Manchester Civil Justice Centre — Manchester, UK

The Manchester Civil Justice Centre [Manchester, UK] was built in 2007. It is also known as the “Filing Cabinet” due to its jutting floors. (WeChat)

Nakagin Capsule Tower — Tokyo, Japan

The Nakagin Capsule Tower [Tokyo, Japan] is a complex of two interconnected structures. Each structure consists of squarish capsule units used as living and work spaces. (WeChat)

Mind House — Barcelona, Spain

The Mind House [Barcelona, Spain] is one of the two buildings that stand at the entrance to Barcelona’s Guell Park. It serves as a museum of the park’s architect, Antoni Gaudi. (WeChat)

Stone House — Guimarães, Portugal

The Stone House [Guimarães, Portugal] makes visitors wonder if this is where the Flintstones lived. The house attracted so much attention that the original owner moved out to maintain his privacy. (WeChat)

Weird House — French Alps, France

The Weird House [French Alps, France] is a round, fully equipped home in the mountains. And if you’re looking for a new place to live, you’re in luck! The Weird House is seeking a new owner. (WeChat)

Shoe House — Pennsylvania, USA

The Shoe House [Pennsylvania, USA] was built by a successful shoe business owner. There is a smaller shoe nearby that serves as a doghouse. (WeChat)
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