Poland's Mind-Melting Crooked House

You may recall the unusual architectural constructs created by photo manipulation expert Michael Jantzen and think you know better than to believe that such wacky, funhouse-like structures actually exist in this world, but think again. Krzywy Domek, translated as Crooked House, is a shopping center in Sopot, Poland that curves and slants for real! There's no photo editing tools used to depict this unconventionally structured edifice.

Designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski, the multipurpose building boasts a unique look that was inspired by the fairy tale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. Like Jantzen's imagined works, this venue has a cartoonish appeal. It looks like an animated house, bouncing in place to a jolly tune. There's a jovial liveliness to the place that seems very inviting. How could a family not be drawn to the welcoming Crooked House?

Krzywy Domek website
Images via [etoday, lesica, annmag, Mikko Suominen, sylvia-münchen, LeszekZadlo]

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Tags: Crooked House, Krzywy Domek, Szotyńscy & Zaleski, architecture, design

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Comment by Yılmaz on July 4, 2012 at 3:06am

interesting and wonderful (=

Comment by sAm on July 3, 2012 at 2:51pm

That is absolutely nuts!


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