Not every architectural object is remembered as a beautiful, majestic building. Many creations of architects, both past and present, have gone down in history as truly eerie buildings in every sense of the word.
Gloomy architecture of the world
Zizkov TV Tower in Prague evokes a lot of emotions among tourists. And the whole point is in the figures of crawling babies, which are fixed on the building. The TV tower is the tallest building in the entire republic and can be seen from almost anywhere. The Czechs themselves love this architectural masterpiece, but among tourists it evokes quite contradictory emotions. Children crawling through the building is a truly creepy sight. Especially when you look at the tower at dusk.
There is an architectural creation in Vienna called House Attack. Austrian artist Erwin Wurm simply dropped another house on the Museum of Modern Art. Outwardly, it looks really creepy. On a large modern building at the edge of the roof is a small private house, turned upside down, as if it had been brought from somewhere by a violent hurricane.
Looking at the outlines of the Habitat 67 residential complex in Montreal, Canada, the imagination draws buildings destroyed after an earthquake or bombing. In fact, it is a working creation of a Canadian architect. Habitat is built of 354 concrete cubes randomly scattered over a twelve-story structure. Among connoisseurs, such an architectural miracle is still praised, although the beauty in such a building still needs to be looked for.
Another representative of the eerie architecture of our time is the American courthouse in Buffalo. The structure consists of 3 dark concrete towers, building upward with little or no windows. The architects simply decided that sunlight would distract the judges, and the defendants did not need it at all. From the outside, from the inside, the courthouse looks really depressing.
A dark skyscraper of a rather strange design in Ponferrada, Spain, looks no less creepy. The very appearance of a skyscraper in a town with a population of just under 70 thousand is no longer a positive fact, but for some reason it was nevertheless built there. Today this house is still empty, they did not want to live or work in it. And only the owner of the developer company has equipped himself an apartment in this eerie place.
In the states there is a skyscraper – the product of the fantasy of the famous architect Frank Gehry, the view of which inspires, if not horror, then fear for sure. New York’s 8 Spruce Street, 265 meters high, looks like it managed to withstand either the unrealistic force of a hurricane or the unbearable heat. The contours of the building seem to have melted and frayed, and from a certain angle it is quite possible to decide that the walls of the building are still swaying from the strong wind.
Frank Gehry inherited not only in America. In Seattle, there is another of his creation, which also does not cause positive emotions. The Experience Music Project Museum is difficult to describe in words. It’s just an ugly, slurred design. The building itself consists of five blocks, which for some reason seem to be covered with multi-colored canvases.
A research institute for experimental medicine was built in Berlin in the seventies of the last century. In fact, when they first see this building, most are sure that it was built by the Nazis. The Institute looks like a terrible spaceship with cannon muzzles on its sides. In fact, there is something to be horrified inside the building as well. In this institute, drugs are studied and research is carried out in which several tens of thousands of animals are involved.
Perhaps every city in the world has a house that can be called the most creepy. And it doesn’t matter – whether it is an architect’s whim or time has worked on it – the building will always rivet the attention of people.