There's something super-comforting about living in a building with super straight lines — it looks sturdy and reliable. But what if you lived in a place that looked like the Hulk had attacked it? Or a tornado had hit it? Here are some livable buildings which look messed up. On purpose.
Above: Dancing House or Fred and Ginger House (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers), Prague, Czech Republic
Designed by Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry in 1992, and completed four years later.
(via Wikimedia Commons)
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Branson, Missouri
It reflects the effects of a giant, (c. 8.0 on a Richter scale) earthquake in New Madrid, Missouri. Built in 1994.
The upside-down White House, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, 1992
Crooked House (Krzywy Domek), Sopot, Poland
Built in 2004 as a part of a shopping center.
Ray and Maria Stata Center or Building 32
Designed by Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as an academic complex.
The Hole House, Houston, Texas
This house with a trans-dimensional vortex (or a black hole?) was a limited time art project in the spring of 2005, designed and constructed by sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck.
Errante Guest House, Chile
(via Unusual Architecture)
Ripley Believe it or Not Museum, Niagara Falls, Canada
Honey Bee Hive House, Jerusalem, Israel
Designed by Zvi Hecker in the 1970s and built by the National Ministry Of Housing.