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This original studio designed by Calico represents a separate extension of the main dwelling house. Architects had no limits by working under the project except one requirement: existing trees had to be left untouched. The unusual form of the studio was inspired by Nautilus: the spiral shell originates from the human growth and turns into semicircular roof. To make an effect more natural the special materials, that are reminiscent of ancient cathedrals, were chosen. Whilst in order to keep a complex shape and to apply a high resistance to water OSB was defined as the best material. The studio has a simple layout just like a studio should have. An open space and small gallery on the first floor, which can be reached using a simple metal ladder. As the result we can see the original construction, in the functionality of which there can be little doubt.
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UK designers David Ben Grünberg and Daniel Woolfson have invented D*Haus that rotates and morphs adjusting to any time of year and remaining comfortable during all hours of the day. The house has a pointed shape on purpose to comply the mathematical formula to transform an equilateral triangle into a square. When it is sunny the interior partitions of the rooms transform into the exterior walls hiding the rooms from the sun. Moreover the house has a circular platform that rotates the house. Originally made for Lapland (Finland) where it is warm in summer and very cold in winter, now D*Haus has been adapted to be placed anywhere in the world.
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This outstanding house was built in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts for famous art. The authors of the project were specialists from Burr and McCallum Architects, the project received the name Berkshires XIII House. The house is situated on the sloping slope and has very unusual shape. Due to triple-glazed windows the house has an increased system heat and sound insulation. In addition, the house uses for its own purposes geothermal sources, which makes it very environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The residence even received the Energy Star programs highest rating. A special attention was paid to landscape design – there are plenty of lawns, plants and several ponds outside.
This amazing residence was built by Maziar Behrooz Architecture for a small family of two and their two big dogs. Its located in East Hampton, NY, near the local airport and train track. The architects considered this fact and accentuated it in house\\\’s exterior by making it look like an airplane hangar. Such structure does not only look extraordinary, but is also very cost-effective because it doesnt require too many supporting walls or columns inside of the building. The arc contains just some of the facilities, such as living, dining rooms and the kitchen, whereas the rest of the house is very well integrated to the landscape, housing some of the more intimate areas.
The materials for the house were selected with energy saving in mind, making the power consuption of this house much lower than of the typical house of this size.
There are lots of unusual things in the world. The Stone House is located in the north of Portugal, whose architecture inspired by the Flintstones family home of the famous American cartoon. The whole point is that the house was built between two giant stones on the hillside of Fafe mountains, that create a unique prehistoric effect. The house has some traditional components such as front door, roof, bullet proof windows. It was built in 1973 and now Stone House attracts a large number of tourists. Who wouldn’t want to sleep in the middle of nature and yet still have all the latest technology and living conditions?