Have you ever noticed the special building seems completely unreal?
The Crooked House located in Sopot Poland is a building that seems completely unreal like an image from a children’s book
It was designed by the Polish architects Szotynscy and Zaleski and it measures 4,000 square meters. Naturally, the architects were inspired to design this odd building after studying the artwork of Per Dahlberg and the fairytale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer. Creating houses like this isn’t something you normally learn at an architecture school. You need to either be an artist or be inspired by one.
The surrealist details that add uniqueness to the Crooked House are the stone elevation decors, the colourful stained glass entrances, the windows framed with sandstone. Not only do these surprise the innocent passer-by, but also the blue-green enamelled shingles on the roof that have the role of creating the illusion of dragon skin. The house looks amazing enough during the day, but during the night when it is lighted its appearance is even more unique and intriguing.
Even though the construction was built quite recently it is one of the most famous buildings on the planet and it represents a very important local symbol. The Crooked House can be visited on Sopot’s popular Monciak Street. It was built in 2004 by the architect Szoty?scy & Zaleski and it was intended as a modern and fascinating project. Now, it is the home of the Rezydent shopping centre and due to its peculiar design it can compete without worries for the title “the world’s strangest building”.
Its original name is “Krzywy Domek” and it is one of the local’s favourite places for relaxation and shopping. On the inside, the odd building hosts a very large number of clubs, bars, shops, cafes. Unfortunately, the interior isn’t as fascinating as the outside. The stairs are slightly distorted, but there are no major surprising aesthetic details. It is just a regular looking shopping centre.
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