Cactus House – The Netherlands
The balconies of the Cactus House apartment building in Rotterdam were designed to maximize outdoor gardening space for tenants.
Gangster House – Russia
This soaring wooden tower in Archangelsk, Russia was built by local gangster Nikolai Sutyagin. He never quite got around to finishing its construction – he was jailed before the work was completed.
Cube Houses – The Netherlands
The Dutch seem to be building more than their fair share of interesting houses, as evidenced by these “cube houses” in Rotterdam. Architect Piet Blom intentionally tipped the houses 45 degrees on their side. Cutting edge yes, but not good for those with vertigo.
Wozoco Apartments – The Netherlands
This “hanging” apartment building near Amsterdam uses some clever architecture to get around local zoning laws. Dutch laws require sunlight for all units, so the builders simply hung part of the building above the ground allowing for extra square footage and sun for the tenants below.
Rotating House – Germany
Architect Rolf Disch was thinking green when he built this structure near Freiburg, Germany. The house rotates with the movement of the sun in winter to save on heating costs. Maybe there’s a renter’s discount if you get dizzy easily?
Floating House – Ukraine
Though it seems to defy the laws of nature, this structure in the Ukraine is apparently supported by the beams on the right hand side of the image. It looks a bit fake, don’t you think?
Upside-Down House – Poland
This structure is not a mistake. The upside-down house really was built just as it looks. Designer Daniel Czapiewski created it as a critique of the “upside-down” nature of his country’s former communist government. Located in Szymbark, Poland.
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