7. Hanging Village of Huaxi

Architect: A+E Design

Location: Huaxi, Jiangsu Province, East China

Located not-so-inconspicuously in China's richest village, this tower rose to international fame in 2011. The building is the 15th tallest in the world and features a massive glass sphere on the top (and a $45m golden ox on the 60th floor). Certainly not an architectural gem. Definitely one of the coolest (or oddest) buildings completed during 2011.