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11 Unusually Shaped Buildings from Around the World

Unusual architecture is a pastime of mine. All around the world architects try to outdo each other in bigger and grander ways. I look forward to seeing what they come up with next. I hope to one day see some of these whoppers of outrageous, and ultimately beautiful buildings.

Kuchlbauer Tower in Abensberg, Bavaria, Germany

This innovative building is an observation tower, which lies in the grounds of the Kuchlbauer Brewery. Inside the tower, you can learn about the brewing process and see a collection of 4200 Weissbier glasses.

Sanya Airport in Hanan, China 

This pineapple shaped building is the airport in Sanya, China. The small airport sees millions of passengers annually and is a vital part of attracting tourists.

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore 

This park is situated on 250 acres of reclaimed land with 3 large gardens, and is part of the city’s plan to become a ‘City in a Garden’. The most notable part of the park are the 26- 50 meter (85-164 ft.) tall tree-like structures, named “supertrees”.  

Icon Residence, Mont Kiara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This one of a kind building with serviced apartments offers panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur. The building features innovative green energy technology, a vertical garden and other standard luxuries such as a gardens, a gym, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and game rooms.  

Castello di Sammezzano, Italy 

This luxury castle in the Tuscan hills of Italy has only recently been reopened to the public. It’s a notable Moorish Revival style building from the 15th century and was a hotel during World War II.  

Strawberry House, Bom Princípio, Brazil 

This city gate seems strange, but once you learn that Bom Principio, in Brazil is considered the strawberry’s National City, it makes more sense. Every October the city hosts an annual strawberry festival. 

Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, Chile 

This private for profit nature reserve in southern Chile features ecotourism at its finest and is dedicated to wildlife conservation. It also hosts the longest zip line in South America.  

Antilia Building in Mumbai, India 

This 27 floor high ceiling building is the most expensive residential building in the world, owned by Mukesh Ambani. A staff of 600 is required to maintain the building, and it was designed to survive an earthquake reaching 8 on the Richter scale.

Tianzi Hotel in Hebei Province, China

This kooky hotel has earned itself a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest image building. The three men represent the three gods of Fu, Lu and Shu, the gods of fortune, prosperity and longevity.  

Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Thailand  

Known as Wat Rong Khun, this unconventional white building in Thailand is an art-exhibit designed to look like a Buddhist temple. 

The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Located in Pemberton Place, named after Coca-Cola’s inventor, John Pemberton, this attraction features interactive media, advertising memorabilia, and a tasting center among other activities. Over one million people visit it annually.

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