Architecture: Structurally Sound Buildings That Look Like They’ve Been Smashed

Structurally Sound Buildings That Look Like They’ve Been Smashed [SOURCE]

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.

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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.

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The upside-down White House, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, 1992ku-xlargeaa

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Crooked House (Krzywy Domek), Sopot, Poland

Built in 2004 as a part of a shopping center.ku-xlargeff

Ray and Maria Stata Center or Building 32

Designed by Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as an academic complex.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA ku-xlargehh

The Hole House, Houston, Texasku-xlargeii

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.

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Errante Guest House, Chileku-xlargell

Ripley Believe it or Not Museum, Niagara Falls, Canada

Blog note: I have actually been to this one!ku-xlargemm

Honey Bee Hive House, Jerusalem, Israelku-xlargenn

Designed by Zvi Hecker in the 1970s and built by the National Ministry Of Housing.ku-xlargepp

Below: 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.ku-xlargexx

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