Sometimes architects go too far showing off their creativity that people get confused if they should praise the aesthetics of a building or despise the lack of practicality.
There are many crazy buildings out there in the world that you might not be aware of. So, today we are introducing the Twitter page “Bizarre Buildings”. Just have a look at the pictures listed in the gallery below to see some of the most absurd designs architects came up with.
While we see the growing focus on sustainability and climate resilience in architecture, with many cities around the world searching for greener and healthier dwelling alternatives, we also see the opposite.
Out of a reckless bravado, a wish to impress no matter what, a client dictating the rules even if they make little sense, developers going off the leash, a world lacking taste, name your own reason, absurd architecture is not going anywhere. And the more we dive into the part of the internet ruled by architecture aficionados, the more of a treasure box for crazy buildings it turns out to be.
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‘Planning’ is important when you wish to achieve a goal in life or create a piece of architecture. Lack of planning leads to weird consequences in the world of architecture and engineering.
The Twitter page “S**t Planning” is a place where you’ll find many examples of badly-planned structures. This is how the page describes itself- “A celebration of all the Shit Stuff imposed on our environment. Perpetrated by Architects, Planners, Surveyors, Engineers & other environmental ne’er do wells.” Scroll below to see some of the most hilarious architecture fails.
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People build their houses for themselves, and if they like some weird designs, it seems perfectly fine to me! But this Twitter account is not having anything less than perfect. The creator of this Twitter page says “I review cheaply designed buildings online. Loves good architecture and loathes walmartification and awful design.”
Anyone can design a concrete box with some windows and call it a building – but it takes a skilled and talented architect to design something that everyone would appreciate even decades after it was built. Thankfully, there are many structures and buildings present today that make us stop for a few moments to appreciate its wonderful existence.
When talking about architecture, there’s a fine line between creative and ridiculous. Bold and funny. Tasteful and appalling. And when a project crosses it, people often notice. And shame it.
Ugly Dutch Houses is an Instagram account that does just that. Radiating a similar vibe as its Irish and Belgian “cousins”, this online project shares photos of structures that it believes to deserve the demolition crane. Or at least a good makeover.
And it’s quite thirsty, too. “I will look for you, I will find you and I will post you,” the bio of the Insta says. Liam Neeson approves!
There have been numerous architectural marvels constructed throughout history and, sadly, not all of them stood the test of time. And even though it’s no longer possible to visit them in person, there’s still a place on the internet where you can still see some of them captured on film – the Lost Architecturesubreddit.
The users of this subreddit are sharing pictures of unique and interesting buildings that have been lost to time, and they’re both fascinating and heartbreaking to see. From historical monuments to whole towns – check out the long-lost pieces of architecture shared by the users of this online community in the gallery below!
Everyone can design a box with some windows and call it a house – but it takes a skilled architect to design a building that not only meets the client’s requirements and functions well but also looks aesthetically pleasing. However, sometimes architects let their imaginations run a little too wild, and end up producing buildings that could best be described as simply “bizarre”.
Inspired by the weirdest architectural creations from all over the world, someone started a whole subreddit dedicated entirely to them. It’s called Bizarre Buildings, and its 131k+ members regularly share the most odd and funny buildings they managed to spot – check it out in the gallery below! And if crazy architecture is your thing, make sure to read our earlier post about the works of Frank Gehry here!