40 Distinguished and Unconventional Structures

Architecture of the new age brings about some fantastic ideas. We can see brilliant new works and abstractions being applied into everyday life. New age cities and even suburban areas are showing signs of transition.

However there are many structures out there today which stand as a little “off the norm”. These are brilliant works of art which have dumbfounded audiences worldwide. And although I am certainly not an architect, it’s quite simple to appreciate the magnificence of each.

40 Distinguished and Unconventional Building Structures

40 Building Structures

Below I’ve shared a few examples of real photographs which depict some fascinating scenes. The inspiration teeming from this collection surely can help you bring some very creative ideas into existence. If you’ve got similar photos, feel free to share them in the comments section below!

Anomaly
Anomaly

Manchester Civil Justice Centre
Manchester Civil Justice Centre

Weird building – Harajuku, Tokyo
Weird building - Harajuku, Tokyo

Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Ripley's Believe It or Not

The Device to Root Out Evil
The Device to Root Out Evil

City Hall, Tempe AZ
City Hall, Tempe AZ

Unusual building in Toronto
Unusual building in Toronto

Graz Art Museum
Graz Art Museum

Nakagin Capsule Tower
Nakagin Capsule Tower

Edificio Mirador
Edificio Mirador

Ice Cream Cone Building
Ice Cream Cone Building

Crooked House
Crooked House

Montreal Cubes
Montreal Cubes

Ripley’s in Ontario
Ripley's in Ontario

Geisel Library
Geisel Library

Netherlands Office Building
Netherlands Office Building

Wonderworks
Wonderworks

Federation Square, Melbourne
Federation Square, Melbourne

Strange France Architecture
Strange France Architecture

House in snowy Alpines
House in snowy Alpines

Stone House Portugal
Stone House Portugal

Complex Mirroring
Complex Mirroring

The Hole House
The Hole House

Cubic House
Cubic House

Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna

Ginza, Tokyo
Ginza, Tokyo

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain

Tea Pot Gas Station
Tea Pot Gas Station

Milk Bottle Building
Milk Bottle Building

Alleyway House UK
Alleyway House UK

Big Yellow Castle
Big Yellow Castle

Ciudad Abierta
Ciudad Abierta

Kettle House
Kettle House

Hild Square, Hungary
Hild Square, Hungary

Colorful Apartments downtown London
Colorful Apartments downtown London

Older House Shinjuku, Tokyo
Older House Shinjuku, Tokyo

Cylindrical Building Corner in Prague
Cylindrical Building Corner in Prague

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dry Cleaners in Brooklyn, Ohio
Dry Cleaners in Brooklyn, Ohio

Mushroom House
Mushroom House

Conclusion

These unconventional buildings are just a few examples from around the world of fascinating architecture. These photographs provide assurance that new-age design is alive and well. Although it may seem strange initially, these skewed building structures may invoke some refreshing creativity into your mindset.

However from the millions of shots available today this is by no means an exhaustive collection. If you know of similar photos or online albums please share them in the comments section below!

Jake Rocheleau is a web designer and social media enthusiast. He enjoys keeping up with the latest tech gossip and gadgets, always on the curve of new technology and standards. His favorite digital topics of study include color theory, best design practices, and typography.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Brilliant, even if their only purpose is to make life a littele less serious. Great, collection.

  2. / Reply

    Hey Scott great point! I enjoy the architecture photography just as well. It’s a great way to relax a bit and enjoy the beauty of human development.

    • liz,
    • May 26, 2011
    / Reply

    The “Hole House” wasn’t a functioning building, it was an art instillation done temporarily and only meant to be viewed from the outside. It was cool though. I lived down the street from it when it went up.

    • Sam,
    • May 26, 2011
    / Reply

    Hi, I think you may like the Mediacite, (Liege in Belgium)

    http://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/project.cfm?id=2851

    • Cesare Montedonico,
    • May 26, 2011
    / Reply

    And what about this one?? http://www.uruguayinmuebles.com.uy/system/application/images/portezuelo-07.jpg Casa Pueblo, Uruguay

  3. / Reply

    Hard to pick a favorite one…
    Buy I’d say the “Netherlands Office Building” is got to be my favorite one :)

  4. / Reply

    There are some very strange-shaped buildings in that collection – thanks for sharing

    • Jay,
    • May 27, 2011
    / Reply

    Glad to see the OCAD from Toronto there *tear*

  5. / Reply

    very strange-shaped buildings in that collection . i love it
    good job
    thanks for sharing

  6. / Reply

    amazing building ….and ….amazing collection of world in architecture

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