Incredible modern houses around Europe

By Debbie - 11:07 AM

1. Cubic houses, Rotterdam - Netherlands
Kubuswoningen or cubic houses were created by architect Piet Boom when?? They are tilted 45 degrees and they ahve an hexagon shape, they really are the landmark of Rotterdam!

2. Melting house, Sopot - Poland
Inspired by jan Marcin Szancer (a famous Polish artist) and Per Dahlberg (Swedish painter), the melting House was built in 2003. It is located in the main commercial street of Sopot and it is not easily noticeable but you will see it from the people stopping and taking pictures of it. 

3. Forest Spiral – Hundertwasser Building, Darmstadt - Germany
Built between 1998 and 2000 by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a famous Austrian architect and painter known for his revolutionary and colorful work has 105 appartments, a restaurant and a cocktail bar.

4. The Torre Galatea Figueras, Spain
This is a museum-theatre dedicated to famous painter Dali and named after his beloved wife and muse, Gala. Opened in 1974 in his native city, was built by architect Emilio Perez Pinero and became a symbol for the Theatre and Figueres. Dali is buried in an unmarked crypt in the museum's main exhibition Hall.

5. Inntel Hotel, Zaandam - Netherlands
Opened on March, 201o this amazing building features overlapping green wooden facades typical of traditional houses in the region. Created by WAM Architecten is forty metres tall and includes 160 rooms. Plus a conference centre.

6. House Attack, Vienna - Austria
That "house" on the roof of the Viennese Museum of Modern Art is actually an exhibition, titled "House-Attack" by Erwin Wurm.

7. Dancing Building, Prague - Czech Republic
A new landmark of Prague was created in 1996 (it took 2 years of contruction) and today ios one of the greatest buildings in terms of architecture. Designed by Frank Gehry and Vlada Milunic has gathered the attention of local and international people. 

8. Container City, London - UK
Created by Urban Space Management, who take shipping containers that are about to be trashed and make living places out of them!

9. The blue building, Rotterdam - Netherlands
This unusual building is named Beukelsblue and is located in Beukelsdijk 21-39. The building is derelict and eventually will be demolished but for the time being is painted blue making it visible from quite far, giving a special "tone" to the area. 

7. Cumulus - Nordborg, Denmark
Built in 2007, by J. Mayer H. Architects this building in the shape of a cloud, is located at the Danfoss Universe Sience and Technology Park. The interior is in black and white, it is 1000 sqm big and is hosting various exhibitions.

7. Solar Furnace - Odeillo, France
It is not only a fascinating creation but it is the worlds largest solar furnace. Located in the Pyrenees mountains of the french-spanish borders, it consists of a field of 10,000 mirrors and reaches temperatures up to 3,500 °C (6,330 °F)!

Have you seen any of these buildings with your own eyes? I am 3 out of 7! Have you noticed any other "strange" building around Europe?
(*all photos taken from Pinterest)

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  1. I saw that Spiral Forest one in Germany and Dancing Building in Prague. They sure do look amazing in real life! I noticed many strange buildings in Europe while traveling, it's quite fun to explore them ;)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    1. Really? I can imagine!! Although I don't know a thing of architecture, it does fascinate me and especially when it is quirky, modern and does not follow the conventional rules!! Like those buildings! I am curious to find more worldwide also! Thanks for your comment! xx :)