World's Strangest Buildings
Ramot Polin Apartments, Jerusalem, Israel
Polish-born architect Zvi Hecker’s experiment in multi-unit residential construction is not as well known as the Habitat housing Moshe Safdie designed for Expo 67 in Montreal, but at 720 units is much larger. It was also an exercise in using prefabricated components, at least in the first two of its five phases. With its crazy pentagonal design, the Ramot Polin Apartments resemble a housing project for honeybees.
Scenes: This highly
unorthodox complex was commissioned by the Israeli ministry of housing
specifically for highly orthodox Jewish families.