The Brain-Bending Building of Krzywy Domek

No, you're not drunk, and no, this isn't some kind of Photoshop trick. This is an actual building designed in 2004 by someone who had a little too much fun at architecture firm Szotynscy & Zaleski. Krzywy Domek ("Crooked House") is a shopping center in Sopot, Poland, and those crazy curves are for real.Inspired by the fairy tale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg, Krzywy Domek looks like it leaped off the pages of a storybook.

Online magazine Village of Joy awarded Krzywy Domek the top spot in its list of "50 Strange Buildings of the World," ahead of renowned landmarks like the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

Despite its cartoonish looks, Krzywy Domek is home to many Polish and global businesses in the finance, health and media industries. Can you imagine rolling up to work every day here?

Via My Modern Met

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(Images: 1-6 etoday; 7-10 Krzywy Domek)

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