Ten of the world's weirdest houses
Egyptian house, Gurnee, Illinois, USA.
Kubuswoning (Cubic Houses), designed by Piet Blom. Each cube house is meant to signify a tree, with the whole village forming a forest.
Nautilus House, built by Arqitectura Organica in 2006, for a young couple with a taste for unusual architecture.
The Dancing House is an office building in Prague, designed by architects Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry. Inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, as the building resembles a pair of dancers.
The Mushroom house, designed by Terry Brown, a professor of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati.
The Piano House designed by Pasel Kuenzel Architects. Located in An Hui Province, China.
Snail House, built in 2008 this colourful building is located in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Stone House, Portugal.
The UFO House is set of abandoned pod-shaped buildings in Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Steel House. Designed and created by Roberto Bruno, this building is located in Lubbock, Texas.
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Architecture is a defining feature of any civilisation, but buildings can also become representations of individual eccentricity or extravagance.
From grand post-modern buildings created with eye-popping budgets to projects crafted largely by their own inhabitants, here are 10 of the world's most unusual homes.
Some are intensely kitschy, while others are simply breathtaking. But absolutely all of them would shock were they to pop up around the corner from your place.
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