The Dancing House in the Czech Republic was inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
The Cube Houses in the Netherlands were meant to resemble a village within a city, while a statue of Tupac Shakur is housed by the fashion-forward MARTa Herford in Germany.
And then there's the Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan - which is surely as smooth as it gets...
The world's ugliest buildings
The world's ugliest buildings
The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, a $30 million gift from Lee-Chin to the ROM, is part of the museum’s renovation and expansion project. The Lee-Chin Crystal is composed of five interlocking prismatic structures made of glass and aluminium strips. Scary stuff.
Located in the center of Berlin, The Humboldt Box is a futuristic, five-storey museum structure designed by architectural firm KSV Krüger Schuberth Vandreike. However it’s been branded an ‘ugly block’ with the ‘charm of a dumpster’ and ‘the most useless building in the city’. Ouch!
Fed Square, as it’s colloquially known, is mainly made of zinc, glass and sandstone tiles, all of which cover a ‘metal exoskeletal frame in a geometrical pattern composed of scalene triangles’. Sounds as complicated as it looks...
The Pixel Building, by Grocon, is the first Carbon Neutral office building of its type in Australia. However its cheery and colourful exterior has made a less than positive impression - the building has just been named among the world’s top 10 building eyesores by travel website Trippy.com and Reuters.
Prague TV Tower stands at 216 metres in height and provides a panoramic view of the city. While the tower was built in 1985-1992, the baby sculptures which appear to be crawling up and down the structure weren’t added until 2000. Cool, or just plain creepy?
A high-rise building located in the North Bangkok Business District and Chatuchak district, the Chang building is widely recognized for its elephant-like features and has a total of 32 floors. Taller than your average elephant then...
Designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, Centre Pompidou is located in the heart of Paris. According to the Centre Pompidou Paris website, the building is meant to reflect a ‘constraint-free architecture in the spirit of the 1960s’. Well it’s certainly psychedelic...
Located in Washington, D.C., The J. Edgar Hoover Building is the FBI’s headquarters and has enough space for seven thousand employees. Its entire exterior was constructed from poured concrete, and the building has been named by Washingtonian magazine as one of the ‘Buildings I’d Tear Down’. But what do you think, does the Hoover really suck?
Designed by Japanese architect Makoto Sei Watanabe, this architectural structure is situated in Aoyama, Tokyo. According to the Makoto Architect website the building 'represents a new order...through the tolerance of chaos'.
Situated in the centre of Fremont, an area described by the Epi Apartments website as 'the creative heart and entertaining soul of Seattle', this building houses 28 modern living spaces. The website goes so far as to describe the apartments as 'the center of the center of the universe'.