Today, at the time of “Architecture of the image”, which often aspires to become famous on the web and in magazines, it is not uncommon to come across Weird Architecture – or somewhat eccentric buildings that want to emphasize every particularity to be noticed.
However, this phenomenon has always been present, albeit in different ways and certainly in less “technological” but more expressive ways. So maybe the conquest of the web was not the goal, but surely the wow effect.
The search for uniqueness at all costs, however, often leads to something that is no longer architecture, or rather, is no longer “just” a building. Instead, art and forms of representation combined with the art of building to create weird Architecture.
Below is a series of old and contemporary buildings that represent oddities and unconventional choices that make them unique and distinguishable from all the rest. Obviously, the weight of these examples is not always the same. Some are just reproductions of funny animals, while others, such as MVRDV, are real visions of architects.