15 Unusual and Creative Buildings

15 Unusual and Creative Buildings

Creative houses and unusual building designs from all over the world.

Barcode Building

This unusual office building is located in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Barcode Building

Crooked House

Designed by Szotynscy Zaleski, the 4,000 square meter house is located in Rezydent shopping center in Sopot, Poland.

Crooked House

Sanrio Strawberry House

Creative strawberry house located in Denenchofu, Tokyo (Japan).

Sanrio Strawberry House

Basque Health Department Building

New headquarters of the Basque Health Department created by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos are located in the Ensanche, New Town (Spain).

Basque Health Department Building

Solar Ark Building

Located in Japan, the Solar Ark building is a solar power generation facility that offers activities to cultivate a better appreciation of solar power generation that provides the ultimate energy saving.

Solar Ark Building

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Beautiful concert hall located in Los Angeles, California seats 2,265 people and serves as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Great example of steel buildings.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Upside Down House

Creative eco friendly house designed by Daniel Czapiewski is located in the tiny village of Szymbark in Poland.

Upside Down House

Digital Beijing Building

Olympic technical support center for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Digital Beijing Building

Dancing House

Designed by Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry, the house vaguely resembles a pair of dancers.

Creative building with urban retreat apartments is located in downtown Prague, Czech Republic.

Dancing House

Cybertecture Egg Building

James Law have been commissioned by Vijay Associate to create an office unlike any other in Mumbai, India. The building is due for completion by the end of 2010.

Cybertecture Egg Building

Piano Building

Located in Anhui province of China, inside the transparent violin is the staircase to the building upstairs.

Piano Building

Burj Al Fateh Hotel

Beautiful five-star hotel located in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

Burj Al Fateh Hotel

Ray and Maria Stata Center

Unusual academic complex designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ray and Maria Stata Center

Stata Center

Sliding House

Located in London, the Sliding House is equipped with a mobile roof/wall enclosure which adds the ability to change the overall composition of the building according to season.

Sliding House

Longaberger Basket Building

Unique building that looks like a giant basket, located in Newark, Ohio.

Longaberger Basket Building

Also check out: Glass House, Cave House, and Upside Down House

  1. jo

    crooked house, amazing

  2. Sandy B.

    Why is there any buildings from Dubai?!

  3. Jaccord

    Because Dubai is so passee now…

    Good collection!

  4. Andy

    the dancing house is awsome

  5. Jared

    Frank Gehry also created a very interesting building on the Case Western Reserve Univ campus in Cleveland called the Peter B. Lewis building

  6. Chetan Haria

    Wow… that the beauty of creativity… hats off…..

  7. Erin

    I was shocked there was nothing from Dubai as well.
    I love every building I’ve seen there lol.
    But yes crooked house is sweet.

  8. ayme

    i have saved some of these images, i am impresses with the designs

  9. Mandy

    Im surprised that Sydney Opera House isn’t on there. Surely it’s an oldie but it’s still a goody.

  10. Not A Niche

    You also should check out the Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna from the architect Hundertwasser.

  11. wawrzyniec

    poland twice!
    go poland! dubai is so passe :)

  12. Jaqi Mugo

    Piano and solar ark are beautiful!

  13. Le Hoa

    really awesome!!

  14. Krylun

    Love the Solar Ark. I’m surprised I haven’t heard of it until now.
    Apparently Gehry’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology building was a nightmare for leaks right away. I think they would have it all resolved by now though.

  15. Jef

    the burj fateh is a total ripoff of the burj dubai, so dubai is here in spirit. and the peter b. lewis building is actually not a building but a giant dollop of whipped cream on your cappuccino that you can walk into. (i think it’s actually kinda fun but there’s mixed and generally negative reactions around here. anyway, toxel could do a whole post just on gehry. and a whole post just on dubai for that matter)

  16. kayla

    Those buildings are amazing :D

  17. Numanul Subhani

    This is also another great collection in Toxel… amazing and extraordinary !!!

  18. Xo66uT

    “Barcode Building” – this funny building near my home, i’m glad to see it here.

  19. Colin

    Wowser – my favourite is the MIT building! Insaniquairium!

  20. amy

    this looks cool and nice buildings there too

  21. shannon

    this looks good and ur pics look nice too

  22. aritzita

    The “Basque Health Department Building” is in Bilbao (Spain). The location you say is not correct.

  23. adefemi davies

    amazing, spectacular…

  24. برامج مجانية

    very nice and creative buildings…
    really nice :)

  25. alay

    love the crooked house.

    it would be awesome if as a world we put more thought and effort into the designs of our living areas and made fantasy and art real life.

    Imagine living in a town based off Alice In Wonderland, or one of the Dr.Seuss towns, or The Simpson’s Or Harry Potter, to me that would be amazing.

  26. ash

    how do these ppl cum up wid dese ideas

  27. sagar


  28. Kristian Archabald

    The basket ladies are a cult

  29. bani

    no dubai??? or abu dhabi? how come?

  30. Kara

    dancing house and egg building are yuckkk!!!!

  31. stella

    This is the kind of modern architecture that makes some sense to me, at least they’re funny. The piano + violin building is by far the most attractive, for beauty, few things can beat musical instruments.

  32. imperfectfaith

    i wish i can post a pic of singapore’s esplanade thats designed like a durian shell~ hhahasnice building! the barcode and the upside down one rocks!

  33. OMATS

    can i get houses like this in my country
    ……i love them all

  34. Eww

    I loved the Crooked House, The Dancing House. And The best is The Upside Down house.

  35. Clona

    upside down house :)

  36. vinod

    all the buildings are innovative and architetual marvels and deserve applauds

  37. marina huglin

    I love the upside down house I wonder what its like on the inside and I love the longabergerbasket building its so cool.

  38. Kiran

    I like piano building

  39. Matt

    Hi,I’m Czech and I have to say that co-designer of Dancing house-Vlado Milunić is not Czech but Croatian;)…anyway..Digital centre in Beijing and Barcode building are great! :)

  40. PatrickLA

    lot of LSD went in these design ideas!

  41. christian

    very nice buildings. it seems impossible, yet unbelievable to really have those building. amazing!

  42. Jan

    How about the upside down white house at wisconsin dells ‘Top Secret’ adventure??

  43. Ann

    In Bulgaria the bus passed by this rainbow-coloured snail-shaped building:


  44. aguer

    can’t wait to book room in burj al fateh in khartuom-sudan- love it

  45. imt

    Wow, the buildings are amazing (WOW,WOW)

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