Sometimes fun, sometimes extravagant, always beautiful and surprising… invites you for a little visual journey around the world in order to discover some original creations of the most imaginative architects… Some buildings even look like they come straight from cartoons!

Even if it may not be your cup of tea, these houses can be a great source of inspiration. Focus on these beautiful buildings which will not leave you indifferent.

The Kvivik igloos of Streymoy – Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands include 18 islets with breathtaking panoramas, located halfway between Norway and Iceland. Among the myriad of attractions and panoramas to discover there: the “Kvivik Igloos”. These small houses in the form of domes, or igloos are nestled not far from the wild coastal village of Streymoy. They were designed by Danish engineer Ole Vanggaard and Faroese architect Kári Thomsen.

The cubic houses of Rotterdam – Netherlands

An emblematic attraction, displaying a particular geometric architecture, located in the city of Rotterdam… Called Kubuswoningen in Dutch, these famous cubic houses were designed by the architect Piet Blom in the 1980s. The Rotterdam complex comprises a total of 38 cubic houses, as well as cafes and workspaces.

The inverted house of Brighton – England

An atypical house, yet popular around the world! Be it in Poland, Canada or England, houses with inverted architecture attract the attention of many curious, giving the illusion of a house sitting on its roof. The one located in Brighton in England serves as a museum, offering a stunning setting for funny and original photos.

The stone house “Casa de Penedo” – Portugal

Looking like a house from the Stone Age, or that it has been inspired by “The Flintstones family ” cartoon. La Casa do Penedo, as our Portuguese friends call it, is located on the hills of Fafe, in the north of Portugal. Its construction began in 1972 and was completed two years later in 1974 by a Portuguese architect from the city of Guimarães.

Isla Mujeres’ shell house – Mexico

Also known as “Casa Caracol”, this seashell-shaped house is a vacation rental located on Isla Mujeres, a Mexican island a few kilometres from Cancún. Located on the cliff side of the small island, this atypical house was erected by an architect from the region, called Eduardo Ocampo. Maisons Atypique seashell house 1

The turtle house of El Gouna – Egypt

A work of art… The turtle house has one of the most peculiar architecture in the world. It was designed in Egypt by Josef Kurt Völtzke, combining German know-how and Egyptian construction methods. Between mosaics and original sculptures, the impressive residence attracts many visitors.