The most photographed building in Poland, the Crooked House [pictured] isn’t a victim of Photoshop, but is the creation of architect Szotynscy Zaleski. Inspired by the fairytale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer and the drawings of Swedish artist, and Soport resident, Per Dahlberg, the Crooked House is 4,000 square meters (or 13,123.36 square feet) located in the Rezydent shopping center in Sopot, Poland, a small town situated along the Baltic Coast. Its main tenant is a tavern called the Wonky Pub.
Originally a little sqaure with a music & coffee house called “Kawiaret,” construction on the Crooked House began January 2003 and finished December of that same year.
While the Crooked House was inspired by Szancer’s illustrations and Dahlberg’s drawing, architect Zaleski also modeled the building’s exterior on Monciak’s promenade style. The floors refer to cornices and floors of other neighboring buildings. And colorful stained glass entrances, stone elevation decors, and windows framed with standstone make an impression. The unusual roof is covered with sheet metal and enamel roof tiles in green, sea blue, and Parisian blue colors to create an illusion of dragon scales.
More can be read on the details that make up the Crooked House along with photos at The World According to Google.
Related: Satyry, illustrations by Jan Marcin Szancer