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10 Most Unusual Buildings In Europe

Fantasy of designers and buildings in Europe is truly limitless. Here are 10 most bizarre, unusual and creative buildings located in different countries in Europe.

1. Stone house in Guimarães, Portugal

A Private building is located in the mountains of northern Portugal. The architect of this house is unknown. The two-story home is built between four large boulders.

Stone house in Guimarães, Portugal

2. Snail house – Sofia, Bulgaria

The profligate snail-house in Sofia’s district of Simeonovo is one of the local attractions. It embodies colorful 5-storey building in the figure of a snail. The house is built in high quality of lightweight and environmentally friendly materials. There are no straight walls, corners and edges.

Snail house – Sofia, Bulgaria

3. Cubic houses (kubuswoningen) in Rotterdam, Netherlands

A set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”: high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level.

Cubic houses (kubuswoningen) in Rotterdam, Netherlands

4. House Attack in Vienna, Austria

Erwin Wurm is an Austrian artist and sculptor, who decided to build on the top of Museum a overturned house on the verge of falling. This represent a symbol of “everyday life”/normality in conflict with art/perception of art.

House Attack in Vienna, Austria

5. Mind House in Barcelona, Spain

An original work of art that reproduce the natural forms for example the colonnade have the forms of tree.

Mind House in Barcelona, Spain

6. Ideal Palace in France

The Palace is regarded as an extraordinary example of naïve art architecture

Ideal Palace in France

7. Hallgrimur Church – Reykjavik, Iceland

The most startling feature is the vast 5,275-pipe organ, which has a strangely weapon-like appearance. Between mid-June and mid-August you can hear this mighty beast in action three times per week at lunchtime/evening concerts.

Hallgrimur Church – Reykjavik, Iceland

8. The Atomium in Brussels, Belgium

This unusual monument was erected in 1958 as part of the World Fair exhibition. Modeled on an iron atom that has been magnified 165 billion times, it consists of nine metal spheres which are held in place by interconnecting corridors. The structure weighs 2,400 tons and is 102m in height, and each sphere has a diameter of 18 meters.

The Atomium in Brussels, Belgium

9. Krzywy Domek (the crooked house) – Sopot, Poland

An irregularly-shaped building in Sopot, Poland. Krzywy Domek was built in 2004. It is approximately 4,000 square meters in size and is part of the Rezydent shopping center.

Krzywy Domek (the crooked house) – Sopot, Poland

10. Four solaire – Odeillo, France

It is a very impressive installation and makes a great focus for a drive in the region, with great views of both the surrounding countryside and mountains and an impressive sight of a great engineering feat.

Four solaire – Odeillo, France