Whacky buildings from Slavic countries – it’s your lucky day because we’re just to bring you some of the most interesting, funny and weird architecture jewels from Slavic countries. Some of these buildings did really become real tourist destinations and provide fun for family and kids when they visit the next Slavic countries. Well what can we say, you should really enjoy these unique buildings because you will not see anything alike anywhere else on the world, because yeah, our buildings are special!
Floating Castle (Odessa, Ukraine)
No this isn’t mirrored image from a lake, this “Castle” is an old bunker for the mineral fertilizers, i.e., it was built for technical purposes. This supported by one single leg and mysteriously levitating house is located 5 km north of Odessa. Although it had already half destroyed, its unusual architecture lures many tourists to the site because from far away you will start to wonder what this is.
Crooked little house (Poland)
No this isn’t Photoshop or viewing through bended glass, this is Krzywy Domek is an irregularly-shaped building in Sopot, Poland. Krzywy Domek was built in 2004. It is approximately 4,000 square meters in size and is part of the Rezydent shopping center. It’s a very interesting building to see!
River House (Drina, Serbia)
This river home was built in 1968 by kids who needed a place to sunbathe. The home is situated in the middle of the Drina River, a river that runs the border between Bosnia and Serbia. At least you don’t have to care will someone rob you or take your parking spot.
Upside-down house (Szymbark/ Poland)
No this didn’t fall of the sky, this is a upside down house from Poland. Going into the house numerous travelers gripe of feeling gently nauseous and woozy as all the odd points in the house make it extremely troublesome to discover your parity. Laborers who developed the house needed to take customary breaks as they additionally experienced the bizarre vibes of working in a house that is been turned on its head.
Walter Towers (Prague, Czech Republic)
No this isn’t photoshop neither are winds so strong in Prague. This is Walter Towers in Prague, Czech Republic, is the latest from modern architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group. Walter Towers is an ongoing project, but this recently unveiled design for a modern monument has already made the headlines.
Weird House Boat (Dalmatia, Croatia)
No this isn’t a dried lake or sea…this is located in Croatian Dalmatia, but even tho it is in the coastal region it is not in the sea but on the land. We still don’t know is this really a ship burried in ground to serve as a house or is it a building made to look like a boat but we can tell you that it will make you wonder if you drive by it! It’s also famous into tricking users into thinking they’re close to sea or some beach.
Shark Bar (Perm, Russia)
Yes this Shark Bar can be found near the river bank in Perm city, Russia. If it was somewhere deep in desert it could be cool for some bikers…i mean who wouldn’t like to get drunk in a Shark Bar, only for real men.
Cube Lodge (Tatra Mountains, Slovakia)
No this isn’t movie Cube, this is Prague design firm Atelier 8000 conceived the sustainable cube lodge they call the Kežmarské Hut for an international competition to design a retreat for high-altitude adventurers in the High Tatra Mountains of Slovakia.
The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)
No this isn’t Matrix this 23-storey library is designed in the form of a rhombicuboctahedron (diamond) and symbolises the enormous value of knowledge that mankind has stored in books. Well what can you say, just looking at the picture makes you feel as if some laser gun will shoot you. Truly a Darth Vader worthy home.
Snail House (Sofia, Bulgaria)
No this isn’t Sponge Bob square pants cartoon, this is the construction of this Snail-House in Sofia’s Simeonovo district lasted almost 10 years and ended in 2009. The project idea belongs to the building owner, some Bulgarian construction specialist, who mostly involved in overseas high-end projects and did not want his name disclosed. It’s just one of those unexpected buildings that will make you LoL.
Dancing House (Prague, Czech Republic)
No this wasn’t a deed of a drunk and Absinth addicted Czech architect, this is very non-traditional design of the Dancing house was controversial at the time. Czech president Václav Havel, had supported it, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity. Cool, kinda…isn’t it?
Western City Gate (Belgrade, Serbia)
No this isn’t some Umbrella corporation zombie laboratory, this is a 35-storey skyscraper in Belgrade, Serbia, which was designed in 1977 by Mihajlo Mitrović in the brutalist style. It is formed by two towers connected with a two-storey bridge and revolving restaurant at the top. Now we can just wait and see if there will be some zombie outbreak in Serbia.
National Music Academy (Zagreb, Croatia)
No this isn’t a LGBT headquarter, this is the horribly designed National Music Academy. After the Second World War Academy became an institution of higher education, and in 1979 became a part of the University of Zagreb. Participants Academy studying in two stages, first as an undergraduate, which lasts for four years and graduate (Master’s degree) in a period of one year. The Academy is now central music college high artistic value and excellent teaching staff that probably (???) hopes to produce LGBT musicans.
(Pictures via Wikimedia Commons)