11 Examples of Architecture Gone Wild

Boring is definitely not a word that comes to mind when you look at these 11 crazy structures from around the world. Quirky, odd, weird, and eccentric are all words that seem much more appropriate. But what do you guys think? Do you think this sort of architectural design brings value to an area or does it seem a bit… off-putting?

Personally, I enjoy this kind of work. I can definitely appreciate the ‘fun’ these architects had with their designs. Sometimes I feel that architecture can take itself too seriously, and instead of creating something artistically original, they’ll just do what everyone else is doing and opt-out of deviating from the norm. For me, these buildings restore my faith in architecture as a form of art. Feels like a breath of fresh air to say the least. Take a look for yourself below. Which one of these quirky buildings is your favorite?

1. M-House

Seoul, South Korea

Designed by Micahel Jantzen

2. The House of the Flight of the Birds

Azores, Portugal

Designed by Bernardo Rodrigues Arquitecto

3. China Maritime Museum

Lingang New City, China

Designed by gmp – von Gerkan, Marg and Partner Architects

4. Sarpi Border Checkpoint

Sarpi, Georgia

Designed by J. Mayer H. Architects

5. Wellness Center: Berg Oase

Arosa, Switzerland

Designed by Mario Botta Architetto

6. Urban Interiorities

Tokyo, Japan

Designed by Virginia Melnyk and Tiffany Dahlen

7. Art pavilions along the Hangpu River

Shanghai, China

Designed by Tantra Creations

8. Simone Handbag Museum

Seoul, South Korea

Designed by Charlie Smith Design

9. Kumutoto Toilets

Wellington, New Zealand

Designed by Pacific Architecture

10. Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Designed by Mels Crouwel of Benthem Crouwel Architects

11. Inntel Hotel

Zaandam, Netherlands

Designed by WAM architecten

(Photos Source: Architizer)

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