If you’re about to travel to Spain soon, you better visit these three unusual buildings! Be sure to bring your spotting scope, though, as it can help you study the details of their peculiar structures!
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Location: Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Designed by the Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, this museum is widely known because of its contemporary design. It was introduced on the 18th of October, 1997 by former King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The Guggenheim, one of the largest museums in Spain, is near the Nervion River, which runs through Bilbao City to the Cantabrian Sea. It belongs to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and it highlights work exhibits of Spanish, as well as international, artists.
Park Güell’s Mind House
Location: Carmel Hill, Barcelona, Catalonia
Park Güell is a public park system that consists of architectonic elements and gardens. It is designed by Antoni Gaudí and was initially built as a housing complex but it failed. The park found its success as an architectural wonder popular for its Mind House, which features three floors, a decorated roof, and an attic.
Location: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Popularly known as La Pedrera which means “open quarry”, this building is in this list because of its unorthodox rough-hewn look. This modernist private residence designed by architect Antoni Gaudí was built between 1906 and 1910. It was, in fact, the last private building he designed.
In 1906, the edifice was commissioned by Pere Milà, a businessman, and his wife Roser Segimon. It now features a self-supporting stone front, floors and columns free of load-bearing walls, sculptural elements on the roof, and an underground garage.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and is presently the headquarters of the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera which is in charge of exhibitions and other activities at Casa Milà.
Let’s face it.
The world has so much to offer to you. The world also has so much in store for you. From scenic views to tranquil waters to fertile lands to lush forests – you name it – it’s all here on Earth.
But you know what? There’s more to the world than it seems. There’s a rich history in every place to go and a vibrant culture in each thing to do – and most of all, remarkable people behind every rich history and each vibrant culture.
And you know what? They are capable of making things even better, just like some of the world’s most unusual buildings.
Here are some of them:
The Krzywy Domek
Find yourself having strong cocktail drinks every night lately? The Krzywy Domek will definitely change your mind about drinking too much – in the most unusual way possible.
Located at the resort town of Sopot in Poland, this crooked little house is definitely a sight to behold. Designed by architect firm Szotyńscy and Zaleski, the Krzywy Domek seems like it came straight out from the illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer, a renowned art master (illustrator); and sketches of Per Dahlberg, another renowned art master (sketcher) – both of which have fairytale-like artworks.
The Lotus Temple
Looking to have an unforgettable moment somewhere far away? The Lotus Temple will certainly make your moment truly unforgettable – in the most unusual way possible.
Located at union territory Delhi in India, this flower worship house is certainly another sight to behold. Designed by an Iranian architect named Fariborz Sahba, the Lotus Temple is pretty much like a real lotus flower – blooming under the warm sun, as well as helping people create unforgettable moments with its simple, yet elegant allure.
Do you know any other unusual buildings? Let us know in the comments section below!