Modern architecture means the power to create anything spectacular, weird-looking and astonishing building to catch one’s attention. Some of them are extraordinary edifices that are designed to tempt a reaction through contemporary exhibition and museum centers while other astound by their existence.
Take a look at some crazy European buildings:
It is also known as Crooked House so do not think that someone slipped something in your drink making you feel dizzy. This building was built in 2004 as a part of Rezydent shopping center in Sopot, Poland.
It has been inspired by the surreal fairytale drawings of Polish Illustrator Jan Marcin Szancer, Krzywy Domek houses office space on its first floor, an array of restaurants and drinking establishments in ground level. This is a wonderful place to hold social events and birthday parties.
Corpus museum in Netherlands is situated in the outskirts of Oegstgeest city. It is dedicated to human biology and Corpus building is a stranger from inside than outside.
Another weird things is a building shaped like a human body and the tour inside the museum starts with an escalator ride into an open sore on a giant knee that carries on through scintillating exhibits like watching cheese digestion and a 3D sperm-egg fertilization hologram. Kids can jump on the giant tongue of the body that doubles like a trampoline.
This building is situated in the Dutch cities of Rotterdam and Helmond stand which literally means ‘cube houses’. It is designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of ‘living as an urban roof’, these are compact houses made in the shapes of cubes tilted at 54.7 degrees and rested upon hexagon shaped polygons.
Each cube house comprises of three stories but due to tilted walls only three –quarter of the space in each house is usable. The Rotterdam complex comprises of 39 houses and the Helmon complex has 18 houses.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Frank Gehry, the architect who designed the Dancing House has also constructed the impressive Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. This is one of the greatest architectural achievements of past 25 years that comprises of 349800 sq ft of art museum built of stone, glass and titanium that poses along the Nervion River.
Zenith de Strasbourg
This looks like a spring being squashed by an invisible foot or a plastic bowl that got entangled in a microwave. The sporting arena of Strasbourg’s Zenith de Strasbourg was completed in December 2007.
It was a design meant to mimic Aladdin’s lamp, this skewed 12,000-seater comprises of five ellipsoidal steel rings wrapped around a concrete core and wrapped in a translucent orange fiberglass or silicone membrane which are stitched together from 40 different large pieces of fabrics.
Nord/ LB Headquarters
It is the headquarter of the German bank Nord/LB in Hanover which was once referred as ‘a stack of containers’ all thanks to its abstract shape of 70 m ( 230 ft) office tower. The sheer glass figure ensures that much of the giant building can be lit exclusively by natural day light.
You’ll love exploring these awe-inspiring architectural complexities that are not only inspirational, visually grating but intriguing too so, book cheap flights to Europe on your next holiday.