Tokyo’s Modern Transparent House
One of these houses is not like the others. This house in Tokyo by Sou Fukimoto Architects, known as House NA, stands out with its modern and transparent style. The building is unlike its neighboring houses in its appearance and structure. The interior of the residence has hardly any walls. The house boasts large glass windows for plenty of daylight, but the downside seems to be a lack of privacy.
World’s First Skateboard House
The Skateboard House is the project of a private residence, to be built in Malibu, California. In this house you will be able to skate any areas and surfaces, Indoor and Outdoor.
Slimmest House in World
Sandwiched between two buildings from two different time periods, Keret House in Warsaw, Poland measures 152 cm (60 in) at its widest point and 92 cm (36 in) at its narrowest. Built in 2012, the house was designed by architect Jakub Szczęsny.
Old Water Tower Converted into a Beautiful Modern Home
Architect Mauro Brigham of Bham Design Studio has repurposed an old water tower in Belgium, simply known as Chateau d’eau, into a livable home. It has been transformed into a high-tech, modern residence that offers all the amenities of a typical house, from a bedroom and bathroom, to storage space and a panoramic terrace.
Dick Clark’s Real-Life Flintstones House
Based on the classic 60’s cartoon, the specially-designed residence features a cave-like atmosphere with high ceilings. While the rocky structure appears convincing, the space is anything but dark, dank, or cold. The vast estate features numerous amenities. Despite having only one bedroom, the property boasts two bathrooms, a fireplace, an open patio, and several large glass windows – there is plenty of natural light to illuminate the retreat that sits on 23 acres of land.
Unique Homes in Japan: Slide House in Tokyo
The SLIDE House in the Naka Meguro neighborhood of Tokyo was built to be such a place. This unique home in Japan is a rectangular building with a staircase that wraps all the way around one side of the house, connecting all three floors. A staircase goes around the other side of the house. On each floor, the occupants can decide whether to descend via the stairs or slide!
Portugal’s Stone House
Constructed between two giant stones and linked with a concrete mix, the house is rumored to be inspired by the popular American Flintstones cartoon. Although quite unusual, the prehistoric-looking residence does feature some traditional components such as windows, a front door, and even a shingled roof. As you might expect, the house’s design attracts thousands of tourists each year.
Nautilus Giant Seashell House in Mexico City
This giant seashell house is located in Mexico City, and was built and designed by Arquitectura Organica’s own Javier Senosiain. The home was built back in 2006, and features a smooth front facade met with a giant wall of colored mosaics, lighting up the living space in a stunning rainbow effect. Inspired by the works of Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright (as can be seen by the natural plantings and spiral staircases located throughout the dwelling) the structure houses a young family that includes two children.
Curtis King embraced this extraterrestrial vibe and built the Spaceship House for his son in 1972, tucking it away in the woods near Signal Mountain, Tennessee.Complete with a drop-down staircase to enter the elevated spacecraft, the house had every detail to channel futuristic living and cost $250,000 to build
Man Lives In A Boeing 727 In The Middle Of The Woods
Bruce Campbell is an inventive engineer who bought a retired Boeing 727 aircraft fuselage and upcycled it into an unusual and innovative home. The aircraft features a makeshift shower, but he is still working to install a working lavatory and to restore some of the plane’s original interior elements, like seating and lights.
The Cube House
With 38 regular units and two “super-cubes”, each slanted cubic residence is held up by a hexagonal pillar. Straddled above roads and intertwined amongst themselves, Rotterdam’s string of cube houses, each tilted at an abnormal angle of 55 degrees, have stunned every commuter to ever exit the adjacent Blaak Train Station.
Iconic Bubble Palace
Bubble Palace was designed by the Hungarian architect Antti Lovag, who wanted to build a home that mimicked humanity’s earliest dwellings in caves. The mansion was built between 1975 and 1989 and, spans roughly 13,000 square feet, including dozens of rooms; the grounds, meanwhile, boast three swimming pools, several gardens, and a 500-seat amphitheater
Robert Bruno’s Steel House is made of 150 tons of blackened steel, each piece welded by hand. The interior is wooden, resembling the inside of a tree trunk, and many of the windows are made of beautiful stained glass.