6 Architectural Illusions that Will Simply Blow Your Mind!

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Architects can produce some of the most incredible buildings you will ever encounter. The world over we are able to cast our eyes upon the imaginations of these brilliant individuals who design the most amazing homes, churches, and other products of construction in the world. Here we will discuss six of the most visually astonishing architectural masterpieces in the world, but they stand out from the rest in that they provide us with illusion which not only captures our stares, they capture our intrigue. Check out these architectural designs, which will not only astound, but may confuse beautifully as well; read on!

1. The ‘Upside-Down’ House

1. The ‘Upside-Down’ House 1

Just as it sounds, the ‘Upside-Down’ House is exactly what it sounds like: It is upside down from the inside-out. The outside appearance is nothing more than a home built, quite literally, on its roof. On the inside, contrary to what you may think, the home is quite the same, featuring all furnishings bolted, or otherwise secured, to the home’s ceiling! Really? How do they live? How do they use the toilet? Well, my dear reader, your guess is as good as mine!

1. The ‘Upside-Down’ House 2

1. The ‘Upside-Down’ House 3

2. The Agence Arquitectura and Movimienta Workshop

2. The Agence Arquitectura and Movimienta Workshop 1

Colonia Juarez in Mexico City, Mexico boasts this building of unique extremes. Designed and built by Agence Arquitectura studio, a Mexican architectural design studio, is completely inspired by and derived from Mexican optical and cinque art in its entirety. This is flowing in design, and can visually throw on off quite easily do to its abstract design and construction.

2. The Agence Arquitectura and Movimienta Workshop 2

2. The Agence Arquitectura and Movimienta Workshop 3

3. The Lover’s Balcony Façade

3. The Lover’s Balcony Façade 1

We have all witnessed, or even grown to love truly artistic ‘graffiti’ on outer building walls, as well as in community improvement projects. While they can be quite amazing, and a bit unbelievable in their realist flavor, this particular mural painted outer building features either a husband or wife, standing peacefully and for eternity, to endure this one moment in time together…they are painted onto the outer wall structure, appearing to do nothing more than enjoying the view together. It is incredibly lifelike, emotionally touching, and something to stimulate us all to deep thought when we consider the minor problems in the ‘falsely romanticized world of today. Along with the scene of love and affection, there all also a number additional extras, very realistic, such as flower pots and other painted décor, which will make the toughest of heart believe that all things are possible again, at least when it comes to love.

3. The Lover’s Balcony Façade 2

3. The Lover’s Balcony Façade 3

4. Warped Building Optical Illusion

4. Warped Building Optical Illusion 1

You don’t have to worry about passing by this location, if that is where you are heading, and you have your plans laid in advance, there will simply be no missing it. This twisted and spiraled building is literally filled with apartment style living, and while standing on your deck may give you vertigo, you would be surprised what people will pay to pass out and puke nowadays. You want different? This is the place to look…to the extreme.

4. Warped Building Optical Illusion 2

4. Warped Building Optical Illusion 3

5. The Sinking House of Not?

5. The Sinking House of Not 1

This home, not particularly specified by destination, is literally giving off a very convincing illusion that the structure itself is sinking into the ground. The angle of the building itself is enough to give you vertigo, but the fact is this structure was built with intent, and it has lived up to every one of them. The fact is as simple as archeology, but it has taken dimension and depth to an entirely new level, and to those unfamiliar, it is quite a site to say, and nothing else can make the grade. The first impression one may have is the fact that you appear to be sinking, but never fear: You are solid like a rock!

5. The Sinking House of Not 2

5. The Sinking House of Not 3

6. The 3 Lichtenstein House Optical Illusion

6. The 3 Lichtenstein House Optical Illusion 1

This structure has a potent power for making you see one thing while you are actually looking at another. Amazing. There are actually three individual structures which lend hand to the illusion itself, giving the onlooker a sense of profound confusion and awe simultaneously. Take advantage; it is quite breathtaking.

6. The 3 Lichtenstein House Optical Illusion 2

6. The 3 Lichtenstein House Optical Illusion 3

6 Architectural Illusions that Will Simply Blow Your Mind!