Floating Houses & other Crazy Buildings

Photo Archivist Todd Strand is back on the blog to tell us about a Millbrook book he was excited to work on:

I was fortunate enough this past year to be the photo editor and a contributing photographer for LPG’s Millbrook Press title Crazy Buildings in the No Way! series, by Michael J. Rosen and Ben Kassoy.

The book is filled with photos of unique and wonderful buildings from around the world that are organic in nature, such as the Nautilus House in Mexico City by architect Javier Senosiain:

To a restored floating home in Puget Sound that I was allowed to photograph :

Once considered undesirable, floating homes now have become popular and are as much a landmark in Seattle as the Space Needle. The owners of this floating home were thrilled to have their house included alongside such great buildings as The Dancing House in Prague, The Treasury Building in Petra, Jordan, and the SkyPark in Singapore:

Crazy Buildings has great illustrations and photographs throughout and it would be fun for anyone to read.

Photos used from:
Nautilus House: Francisco Lubbert/Arquitectura Orgánica
Floating House: Todd Strand/Independent Picture Service
Dancing House: © Irina Igumnova | Dreamstime.com
Petra: John R. Kreul/Independent Picture Service
SkyPark: © Ximagination | Dreamstime.com