Upside-Down House

British artist Alex Chinneck does strange things with buildings. His latest project involved flipping a London building upside-down so that the front door is now at the top. (He didn't actually turn it upside-down. He attached a brick veneer to the outside to make it look that way.)

In an earlier project, a building's brick veneer appears to be sliding off the house.

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 18, 2014
     Category: Architecture | Art

Sorry, it's been done before.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/18/14 at 10:00 AM
Funny, Weird, But ultimately impractical. :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/18/14 at 10:22 AM
I remember the upside down room in the haunted house at Cedar Point. I was really saddened when we went one year and it had been torn down. It was an icon of the original park just like the Jumbo Jets ride that was next to it.

Gotta go there this next summer and see if Patty and subby can join us. It's in Sandusky OH for the uninformed and one of the BEST amusement parks ever.
I'd rather go there than Disneyland.

There is still a nice restaurant outside the park on the pier. It's the exit next to the Imax movie theater. I recommend eating there once instead of park food. We will stay at the Breakers hotel on the beach. Anyone for a WU party there ???
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/18/14 at 10:43 AM
This one is better, I think: a real upside-down house in Moscow. (Dutch website, but the pictures don't need a translation):

(if your mouse is above the left and right top on the pictures, you can go to the previous and next picture).
Posted by Rene on 01/18/14 at 02:32 PM
@Rene : Neat pics. I tried learning Norwegian for a while as I have a friend named Anne Kristen Pedersen who teaches school in Sandnes. Like my spanish I know a few phrases, words, numbers only now.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/18/14 at 04:40 PM
I like it. It's certainly a lot more attractive than most modern "architecture" (read: random tossing-together of steel, raw concrete and mirror glass).

BD: Norwegian? I think you'll find that's Dutch. (The site, not the house. That's Russian.)
By the way, if you want strange Dutch houses:
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/19/14 at 11:46 AM
You want weird architecture? Then head on up to my native city of Cambridge, MA, where the highly creative architects from MIT have created many unusual buildings.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 01/20/14 at 06:19 AM
Joshua: Well, at least those guys at MIT have the excuse of having to try out their newly inventend laws of physics.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/20/14 at 10:04 AM
Take a look at
Posted by Manticore on 01/25/14 at 05:13 AM
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