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Think Your House Is Odd?

By Christa Terry

I’ve often commented on how strange my house is – mostly because someone in the past did a lot of shoddy DIY – but it’s not strange at all compared to these strange buildings:

Erwin Wurm’s House Attack in Vienna, Austria – located at the Museum Moderner Kunst

The Basket Building in Ohio – which houses the corporate offices of The Longaberger Company

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam, Netherlands – designed by Piet Blom in 1984

Torre Galatea in Figueres, Spain – an annex of the Salvador Dalí Theater/Museum

The Kansas City Public Library in Missouri – the permanent installation conceals the library’s car park

Very cool! My favorite is House Attack, mostly because I like the idea of my little house deciding to go up against a great big building!

7 Responses to “Think Your House Is Odd?”

  1. Angela Says:

    Don’t forget MIT’s Stata Center!

  2. Christa Terry Says:

    How could I have forgotten that? As odd buildings go, it’s probably the one closest to me!

  3. Pam Says:

    These are amazing! I love the library – so appropriate.

  4. Phyllis Says:

    I wonder why the library chose those titles…

  5. mywhimsey Says:

    I had my wedding reception at the KC Public Library a couple of years ago, and the library building itself was, until pretty recently, a bank, so the art on the parking structure helps identify the new purpose of the building. Practical as well as attractive!

  6. mywhimsey Says:

    Oh, also, the books were nominated by library readers and then chosen by the library board. I think they’re supposed to represent the wide tastes of KC readers and its called, “The Community Bookshelf”

  7. Mike Cabin Says:

    The public library for me is the best among them, very appropriate. The Cubic Houses are probably the most difficult and challenging to build. But these are awesome buildings anyway.

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