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Bioscleave House, East Hampton, NY

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Husband and wife
artists Arakawa and Madeline Gins designed this intentionally unsettling house
in 2008. With its bumpy, hilly floors and a wildly asymmetrical plan—even the
electrical outlets are at weird angles—it’s supposed to stimulate the immune
systems of its occupants by keeping them from ever becoming comfortable. This
relentless “tentativeness,” the artists believe, is the key to immortality.

Embrace the
Strange:
This house can
be yours. It’s currently offered by Sotheby’s Realty for $4 million.
—Karrie Jacobs

World's Strangest Buildings

Bioscleave House, East Hampton, NY

Husband and wife
artists Arakawa and Madeline Gins designed this intentionally unsettling house
in 2008. With its bumpy, hilly floors and a wildly asymmetrical plan—even the
electrical outlets are at weird angles—it’s supposed to stimulate the immune
systems of its occupants by keeping them from ever becoming comfortable. This
relentless “tentativeness,” the artists believe, is the key to immortality.

Embrace the
Strange:
This house can
be yours. It’s currently offered by Sotheby’s Realty for $4 million.
—Karrie Jacobs

Eric Striffler/The New York Times/Redux

World's Strangest Buildings

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