This meandering house was planned around a central narrow corridor, resulting in its accordion-like shape. Designed by FujiwaraMuro Architects, it's a bit out of place in a Japanese residential neighborhood filled with traditional homes.

Its shape looks like a snake drawn in a cubist style. The main hallway shrinks and curves and expands in two places—once in the middle for a living room area and again at the end for a dining room. Jutting out on either side are various timber cloaked spaces like bedrooms, bathrooms, and a kitchen that, from the outside, look like a collection of boxes organized in a careful collage. The place isn't exactly your run-of-the-mill white picket fence home. On first glance you might guess it was an office building or something else entirely. But sometimes it doesn't hurt to be a little out of tune. [Dezeen]