Unusual Buildings: 10+ Photos From Around The World

An elevator in the jungle at Zhangjiajie

Les Espaces d’Abraxas, France

Les Espaces d’Abraxas is a monumental apartment complex in Noisy-le-Grand near Paris. It was designed by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. The large complex of 591 apartments was designed in 1978 and completed in 1982. It rapidly acquired iconic status, amplified by its use as background sets in movies and music clips. It consists of three buildings: Le Palacio (the palace) is the largest, followed by Le Théâtre (the theater) to its west, and the smaller L’Arc (the arch) between the other two. Le Palacio has 441 housing units, Le Théâtre has 130, and L’Arc has 20.

Les-Espaces-d'Abraxas France

Alaskan attorney builds 185 foot stacked log cabin tower in the wilderness


Stacks on stacks on stacks

Guiyang, China

Multi-coloured ‘Comfort Town’ in Ukraine

Comfort Town is found in Ukrainian capital of Kiev and is made up of 180 pastel low-rise apartment blocks

Built in the 18th century, this is one of the oldest buildings in Hattfjelldal municipality in Norland, Norway.


Nautilus Giant Seashell House

A fantastical house shaped like a seashell brings aquatic design to architecture.

nautilus giant seashell house