Out of the Ordinary – 6 Houses From Around the world
We all have a sense of the “ideal architecture” for our home.
Perhaps it's a Craftsman style home with square column supports and cedar shingle siding, or a Spanish Revival with terra cotta and a flat roof. But what if you step away from traditional architecture and explore some home a little out of the ordinary.
Well today, we've found 6 odd homes that may not inspire you to build a new home, or throw out your house plans, but will entertain you.
For our first home we travel to France with Web Urbanist Magazine to explore the iconic “Bubble House”, who's construction began in the 1970's by architect Antti Lovag for fashion designer Pierre Cardin.
The dome shaped architecture and interior rooms, and submarine like windows may have you thinking of an underwater laboratory in a science fiction movie, but you'll put your feet back on the ground when you see the modern, and colorful interior. And you'll never leave once you get a glimpse of the beautiful Mediterranean views.
For our second home we travel to Japan, to explore a home that challenges our view of the one thing we all take for granted for every home – privacy. The Transparent house leaves nothing to the imagination and reveals everything to anyone who might walk by. Designed by architect, Sou Fujimoto Architects.
From Japan we travel to Indonesia to explore a home design that combines form, function and creating safer environments for its inhabitants. When the village of New Ngelepen was all but destroyed in a 2006 earthquake the company Domes for the World designed an entire community made of 71 Eco Shell dome shaped homes.
For our next house we cross the ocean to Australia. Imagine a home where you can alter your view without moving from your favorite room. While this home may not seem “strange” at first, once you understand what it can “do”, you might just be looking into it for your own home.
This home not only boasts sustainable, ecologically friendly design, but a motorized foundation that allows the home to rotate. That comes in handy in the Manning Valley of Wingtam NSW with the richly colored forests and mountain views.
For our fifth house we move to North America and the beautiful area of Malibu. Here lays a home built for the late Dick Clark. When it was first built, it was coined “The Flinstone house”, but now it seems to be a architectural oddity that is having a hard time getting sold.
Despite it caveman appearance, the interior has many desirable characteristics. The light, cream colors interior makes the space seem very open. The archaic rock formations between rooms create many crevices and crannies creating an interesting architectural detail.
The expansive ocean views aren't so bad either from the mountain top perch.
Last, but certainly not least we move to Mexico and explore the Nautilus House. The colorful glass mosaic carries over into the entrance, where you are greeted by lush grass carpets and stone stepping paths. Read more about this home here.