Hmm. Was something wrong with my iPhone’s camera lens? Why was the building in front of me so distorted and funny-looking? Nothing was wrong with my camera of course and what you see in the pictures here is indeed very real.

In my ongoing quest to find all things weird and offbeat, the Unvertical House in Sopot, Poland was a must-see when I spent a day exploring the city. Also, known as the Crooked House and even the Drunken House, this building is puzzling when glimpse it for the very first time.

The Unvertical House In Sopot (aka The Drunken Or Crooked House)

This rather boldly constructed building designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski is located in Sopot, Poland on the country’s Baltic coast. The designers took inspiration for this unique creation from the fairy tale drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg.

Built in 2004, the Unvertical House (Krzywy Domek in Polish) is actually a shopping center with stores and restaurants inside.

Although many publications (both online and in print) will inform you that the Unvertical House was actually inspired by the architecture of Antoni Gaudi, this is NOT correct.

Recommended reading: Our profiles of other unusual places and things around Europe, like the Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat in Iceland, the 10-Z Nuclear Shelter in Brno, and the House of the Black Madonna in Prague.

What do you think about this curious piece of architecture? Would you dare to step inside this trippy-looking building?


Unvertical House (Krzywy Domek)
Bohaterów Monte Cassino 53, 81-767 Sopot, Poland

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