Architecture is something that many of us take for granted. It’s something that we see all the time, but few of us spend much time noticing it. Luckily for us, there are places in the world that are so wild or stunning that they will stop us right in our tracks and force us to notice.
I mean, who wouldn’t be wowed by a school shaped like a cat?
Looks Like A Futuristic Hobbit House
This amazing house is actually a place that you can live in! They’re very inexpensive and made out of recycled parts, like bottles and tires, and are self-sustaining. It’s located in New Mexico.
Is That A Spaceship?
That is one strange-looking house. It’s probably nice to be hidden away from the neighborhood like that, but here’s a serious question: is that house just mostly roof then, or what?
Believe It Or Not, This Is A Cemetery
It’s in Guadeloupe, to be exact. The oldest tomb in the cemetery dates back to the 1800s! At night, you can walk through it and take in beautiful views of candle-lit areas and even vendors selling snacks.
An Actual Shell Station
This Shell station was builtin in the 1930s and still stands today in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sometimes, it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in our taste in architecture.
How About Some Fish With Your Drink?
This beautiful aquarium is in the Radisson Blu in Berlin, Germany. There is a glass elevator inside that you can take to your floor, and there is even the option to go diving in it.
Imagine Taking Groceries Up Those Stairs?
These cabins are a popular vacation destination in Norway for people who want a bit of a break from it all. These cabins sleep up to six people, and they have no Wi-Fi. Better make sure you like your travel buddy.
Looks Like It’s From A Fairy Tale
These adorable little houses are actually a part of a beautiful forest-themed park for children in Japan. Imagine playing here as a kid! How fun would that have been for you?
Would You Eat In A Turtle?
This is the Turtle Cafe in Mongolia. It’s part of a popular tourist destination. And we can see why! Who wouldn’t want to take some sweet Instagram posts with this guy in the back?
Isn’t This Beautiful?
This incredible building is located in Prague, and it’s one of the world’s oldest astrological clocks still in operation. It’s been working for over 600 years! Now that is impressive.
That’s One Way To Get Kids To Go To School
This delightful cat-shaped building is actually a kindergarten class located in Germany. They’re taking the kid-friendly environment to a whole new level with this adorable creation. Apparently, there is a slide at the back for the tail.
What Would It Be Like To Live Here?
So, this house is wild. It was built in 1984 and had an addition added in the 1990s. It’s a house and a studio for Bart Prince, an architect. The coolest thing about the house? It has an elevator with a fridge in it so you don’t have to go far for snacks.
You Can Barely See It!
This beautiful mirrored hotel cottage makes it appear nearly invisible if you weren’t looking for it. It’s built in Sweden and eco-friendly. And, don’t worry, there is a film applied to the glass so that birds are able to see it!
It Looks Like A Video Game
This is the Beauty Crown hotel, and it houses over 6,000 rooms for its guests. The hotel is in Sanya, China, and has seven stars! I didn’t even know you could get that many.
Looks Like He’s Breathing Fire
This temple is located a few hours outside of Bangkok. It’s largely abandoned except for a few monks and some wild bats. It looks like the beginning of a Miyazaki film.
This Is An Old Grain Silo
This silo-turned-museum is the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s always so amazing to see people take existing structures and turn them into something completely different.
It Looks Like It’s From A Wes Anderson Film
This is the famous Hotel Belvédère in Switzerland. It became famous because of its proximity to an 11,000-year-old glacier that has sadly receded a full mile in the last 100 years.
What An Incredible Building
This sprawling beauty is called the Pavilion of the Enlightened in Ancient City, Thailand. It’s a theme park that’s made up of buildings and temples that once existed but have since been lost.
Check Out Those Helicopter Pads
This is the world’s largest hotel, Abraj Kudai, which is located in Saudi Arabia. It’s still under construction, but when it’s done, it will have room for 10,000 suites and all kinds of attractions.
You Can Barely See It In The Hills
This beach home was built in the 1970s, and it features dozens of rooms carved into the sandstone cliffs. It’s built using pebbles, rocks and recycled materials. It’s been rebuilt a few times because it keeps eroding in the sea.
That’s A Hungry Fish
Inside this giant fish is a diner where you can stop on the side of the highway and grab a quick bite to eat. Tacky? Yes. But it’s also amazing, so…there is that.