Crazy house by Hang Nga
Born in 1940, Vietnamese expressionist architect Dang Viet Nga built a guesthouse, better known as “Crazy House”. Designed and constructed by her unique “fairy tale house” represents a giant tree. Also, each room is cave, full of sculptured design elements of animals, spider webs, vegetables, and mushrooms. Inspired by Antoni Gaudi, Salvador Dali, and Walt Disney, she succeeded in creativity without limits. Fortunately, she reached her goals – to build a house like no one else on the Earth. Dang Viet Nga – the daughter of General Secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party in her youth studied architecture and lived for 14 years in Moscow, Russia, then came back to Vietnam. Her name comes from “Viet” – the indigenous people of Viet Nam, “Nga” means Russia). One of world most bizarre buildings “Crazy house” was opened in 1990, and it immediately gained recognition, being featured in numerous guidebooks, newspapers and magazines.
Each of the 10 rooms is devoted to its totem animal, they symbolize a country: for example, the bear is Russia, Tiger – China, Eagle – America. Rooms are decorated with unique furnishings. Every animal-totem is also a fireplace. Rooms have modern bathrooms, but also in an interesting design. And the beds are often mirrors – Viet Nga believes that this promotes love. All ten rooms are rented for living, with relatively little money for foreigners – about a hundred dollars a night.