10 quirkiest buildings in the world

A famous 19th century thinker once wrote: “Architecture is the art which so disposes and adorns the edifices raised by man, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.”

We can’t help but wonder what John Ruskin would have made of these 10 quirky buildings. Whether they influence mental health, power and pleasure in a good or bad way, only you can decide.

NB: The architecture of Frank Gehry doesn’t feature here – that would be too easy!

 

Longaberger Basket – Newark (USA) – Company HQ

 

Longaberger Basket - 10 most quirky buildings in the world

Longaberger Basket. Photo by ellenm1

 

Habitat 67 – Montreal (Canada) – Housing complex

 

Habitat 67 - 10 most quirky buildings in the world

Habitat 67. Photo by JasonParis

 

Museum of Contemporary Art – Rio de Janeiro – Museum

 

Rio Museum of Contemporary Art - 10 most quirky buildings in the world

Rio Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo by Rodrigo_Soldon

 

Waldspirale – Darmstadt (Germany) – Housing complex

 

Waldspirale - 10 most quirky buildings in the world

Waldspirale. Photo by dalbera

 

Kusbus Woningen – Rotterdam (Netherlands) – Housing complex

 

Kusbus Woningen -  10 most quirky buildings in the world

Kusbus Woningen. Photo by ComùnicaTI

 

Druzhba Holiday Centre – Yalta (Ukraine) – Hotel

 

Druzhba Holiday Centre - 10 most quirky buildings in the world

Druzhba Holiday Centre. Photo by Argenberg

 

Air Force Academy Chapel – Colorado (USA) – Chapel

 

Air Force Academy Chapel - 10 most quirky buildings in the world

Air Force Academy Chapel. Photo by nathanh100

 

Krzywy Domek – Sopot (Poland) – Rezydent shopping centre

 

Krzywy Domek - 10 most quirky buildings in the world

Krzywy Domek. Photo by Topory

 

Edificio Mirador – Madrid (Spain) – Residential

 

Edificio Mirador - 10 most quirky buildings in the world

Edificio Mirador. Photo by M.Peinado

 

Grüne Zitadelle – Magdeburg (Germany) – Shops, galleries and restaurants

 

Grüne Zitadelle - 10 most quirky buildings in the world

Grüne Zitadelle. Photo by DorisAntony

 

 

Written by insider city guide series Hg2 | A Hedonist’s guide to…

(Featured image by USDAgov)

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