In today's world, where we are exposed to an overload of images and ideas, something must be extremely unique in order to be called strange. Although some of us may believe that we have seen it all thanks to the Internet—from the conventionally boring to the weirdly creative—this list of The 25 Strangest Buildings in the World may come as a surprise.

While some constructions have adopted shapes of animals and objects to form their facade, others take on bizarre building methods and materials. Including hotels, offices, homes, and abandoned sites of local businesses, these structures cannot be passed without pausing. Regardless of the varying technical aspects, these buildings collectively provide a look into the history of unconventional architecture.

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