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Weird Architecture

Architecture has a purpose, but some buildings are so unusual they are just plain silly. This directory presents a sampling of weird, funny, absurd, playful, or odd architecture. Also included is "entertainment" architecture, designed to amuse.

World's Spookiest Buildings
Even if you don't believe in ghosts, some architecture is scary. Just for fun, check out these creepy places and add to our list.

Funny Pictures of Weird Buildings
The funny pictures in this gallery show weird buildings around the world, including upside down buildings, lopsided buildings, and buildings shaped like spaceships, mushrooms, plants, and other odd shapes.

Longaberger Basket Building
The Longaberger Company makes wooden baskets, so what shape was chosen when they designed their corporate headquarters? You guessed it. Take a look at their Home Office in Ohio.

Silly Structures
Architects aren't perfect. Even the greatest architects design buildings that are impractical, absurd, or just plain funny looking. Which buildings are the silliest? That's open for debate. Here's a short list of famous structures that have stirred controversy, outrage, and laughter.

Googie Buildings
See examples of space age "Googie" architecture that evolved in the USA during the 1950s.

Googie Architecture in the Sopranos on HBO
Wacky roadside buildings are boss in the hit TV series, The Sopranos.

Star Wars Architecture - Buildings In George Lucas's Galaxy
Director George Lucas looked to traditional buildings from planet earth when he envisioned the alien architecture for his Star Wars movie sets.

Historic Route 66
Follow America's famous highway through California, Arizona, and New Mexico, with links to odd buildings along the way.

Highest Toilets in the World
Where are the highest toilets in the world?

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