​Poland Crooked House Illusion Is Real

Author: Jennifer HongBy:
Staff Reporter
Aug. 5, 2014

Poland Crooked House - The illusion on this crooked house in Poland is very real and is the work of Szotynscy Zaleski, a firm that drafted plans for this magnified business hub as part of a shopping center in Sopot. The real estate project was finished in 2004 and has attracted a lot of curious minds.

The building, which measures more than 43,000 square feet, has zero visible 90-degree angles, and looks like it was made not with brick and mortar, but rather hot taffy that’s been squished and pulled.

Crooked House was inspired by the works of Polish illustrator Jan Marcin Szancer, who made his living drawing fantastic scenes and creatures for some 150 children’s books. The result is an office space and gawker hotspot that looks very much like it belongs in Disneyland’s Toon Town, or perhaps like it was plucked from the mind of Dr. Seuss.

The home features three stories and is built with the surrounding buildings in mind to give it the feel as though it belongs in the area but perhaps melted or sagged out of exhaustion.

The house has become the most photographed building in Poland.

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