Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí believed that the straight line belonged to man, while the curved was divine. If curved was a metaphor for bending the bricks and mortar rule book, then he certainly wasn't alone in his thinking.
In the modern day, his fellow professionals have carved out homes, offices and public buildings so bizarre that they have become iconic landmarks in their own right.
The surreal, melting façade of Poland's Krzywy Domek – or 'crooked house' in English – evokes the boundless world of fairytales, while Ohio's 'basket building' and China's Tianzi hotel have to be seen to be believed.
HELLO! Online presents this jaw-dropping selection of the world's most bizarre architecture.