Weird & Wonderful Houses

Various Locations, 07-02-2011

In the past few weeks I came across various interesting looking houses of all kind, so thought they would be worth to be posted here. The first one, a kind of “floating castle”, is placed in Ukraine. Supported by a single cantilever, this mysterious levitating farm house belongs in a sci-fi flick. It’s claimed to be an old bunker for the overload of mineral fertilizer.

The second one is an absolutely beautiful yet bizarre stone house, bordered by two huge boulders that inform the interior spaces – but it is also filled in with smaller stones to finish the effect. Crooked windows complete the curious picture on the outside while rough-cut log furniture, stairs and railings add to the organic feel of the interior spaces.

Of course, this design is naturally eco-friendly as it incorporates local materials and more natural elements requiring less energy to turn into structural supports, finishes or cladding.

Inspired by none other than the Flintstones, this is not a work of installation art nor a themed hotel – it is simply the private residence of one person who saw a unique design opportunity and creatively integrated the natural environment while constructing his custom home on hill with a view (images via Jsome).

In the next few days I will post some more posts in this “Weird & Wonderful Houses” series, so please stay tuned.