There are 1065 items filed under architectural oddities.

Possibly our broadest category, it includes among other things: Eccentric and unusual homes, mazes, bizarre ruins, amazing outsider architecture and other strange buildings built by non-architects, the architectural follies of Princes and millionaires, gorgeous and unusual libraries, building and bridges grown from living trees, secret passageways, secret lairs, caves, caverns and buried treasure hordes. Basically any building, structure, house, church, tunnel, that stops you in your tracks because it is unusual looking, has a bizarre back story, or curious method of creation belongs in architectural oddities. From ancient and mysterious ruins in South America to a Buddhist temple made of beer bottles, to a beautiful solar tower in Spain they all fall under the category of architectural oddities.


Manchester, United Kingdom

Victoria Baths

These lovely Turkish-styled baths were brought back to life after winning a reality show competition
17 Dec 2014
Suffolk , United Kingdom

The Nutshell Pub

The smallest pub in Britain was once a cabinet of curiosities and it still has the dead cat to prove it
12 Dec 2014
New York, New York

The Weathermen Townhouse Explosion

A strangely angled West Village home is the only monument to an explosion that took the lives of three American revolutionaries
09 Dec 2014
Tucson , Arizona

Diamondback Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway
08 Dec 2014
Kraków, Poland

Kościuszko Mound

This man-made mound monument was built out of soil from all across the Polish empire
08 Dec 2014
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Rotary Jail Museum

The first spinning jail built in the United States is the only one that still turns
05 Dec 2014
São Sebastião, Brazil

Viaduct Petrobras

An abandoned stretch of elevated road in the middle of the Brazilian jungle
25 Nov 2014
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse
21 Nov 2014
St. George, Bermuda

The Unfinished Church

Storms, funding, and in-fighting have kept this Bermuda church from ever being completed
20 Nov 2014
Syracuse, New York

Niagara Mohawk Building

This Art Deco fortress in upstate New York gives Manhattan's vaunted examples of the style a run for their money
19 Nov 2014
Antarctica

IceCube Research Station

The world's largest neutrino telescope searches for secrets of the universe at the South Pole
14 Nov 2014
Akron , Ohio

Goodyear Airdock

This massive airship factory is so large that it has its own indoor weather
14 Nov 2014
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive
14 Nov 2014
Hong Kong

The Whampoa

Take a cruise with no movement but plenty of style in this one-of-a-kind boat mall
14 Nov 2014
Malmö, Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea
13 Nov 2014
New York City, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" will soon hold the most expensive apartment in the city
13 Nov 2014
Royse City, Texas

Royse City Futuro House

This crumbling UFO is one of only a few remaining "moveable ski chalets" of its kind
12 Nov 2014
Arinj, Armenia

Levon's Divine Underground

She asked for a potato cellar and over the next 23 years he gave her a network of holy caves
06 Nov 2014
New York, New York

Hess' Triangle

New York City's smallest piece of private property
05 Nov 2014
Milton, Scotland

The Dog Suicide Bridge

This Scottish bridge seems to compel dogs to leap to their death
04 Nov 2014
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia

Towers of Svaneti

Fortified homes of highland warriors that are still in use today
03 Nov 2014
Bull Valley , Illinois

George Stickney House

This softly rounded mansion was built without corners not to avoid evil spirits, but to make them more comfortable
03 Nov 2014
Mühltal, Germany

Castle Frankenstein

Birthplace of an eccentric alchemist and possible inspiration for the fictional reanimator of monsters
31 Oct 2014
Beijing, China

Dragon Escalator

World's longest outdoor escalator takes visitors to the top of China's largest dam and is also shaped like a dragon
29 Oct 2014
Richmond, Vermont

Old Round Church

This rare polygonal meeting house is rumored to be built in a circle so that the devil has nowhere to hide
22 Oct 2014
Brooklyn, New York

The New York and New Jersey Telephone Company Building

As telephones become more essential and less stylish one historic Brooklyn building remembers the days when they were a grand celebration of communication
21 Oct 2014
Brooklyn, New York

The Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn

While it now takes more than a dime to open an account this historic Brooklyn bank still displays the opulence of the gilded age in which it was built
21 Oct 2014
Québec City , Canada

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world
16 Oct 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Old Muskego Church

A Norwegian church that was built before Wisconsin was even a state has been entirely moved to a nicer spot
16 Oct 2014
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