Upside Down House in Austrian Village Wows Tourists
A house which was built upside down, in the western Austrian village of Terfens, is a new muse for tourists visiting the country. Designed and built by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozhanski, the house is meant to serve as a tourist attraction for the area and is now open for public viewing.
The architects have turned everything about the house - including the interiors and the car in the garage to the fittings in the bathroom - on its head. In fact, the house is so much like an illusion you might actually contemplate trying to walk while standing on your head.
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Incidentally, this is not the first time such houses have been built to attract tourists. A famous restaurant named Sakasa, in Matsumoto City, Nagano prefecture, Japan, is upside down, complete with inverted fixtures and sign boards.
There is also a sculpture, built by American artist Dennis Oppenheim - Device to Root Out Evil - that became quite famous. It is a church structure which was first installed at Vancouver, Canada. However, it was later removed from the site after being declared inappropriate.
WonderWorks, which is an upside down laboratory, is a top tourist attraction in Orlando. The description about this amazing centre on its official web site reads: "When you enter the building, everything will be upside-down, so in order to participate in the fun, you must be inverted. Step inside the inversion tunnel and be turned right side up to begin your journey."
The Austrian upside down house has joined the list of many other inverted sculptures around the world that attract visitors with delightfully funny interiors that lead you down contemplative roads and inject thoughts of acrobatic brilliance into your head.
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