Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lifestyles of the Rich and the.... Strange!

I found the most incredable site today all about strange houses that people acctually live in! Some of these places are just so wild! I'm not exactly sure that I'd necessarily want to live in some of them, but they were just too cool not to share :-)

Upside-Down House - Poland
This structure is not a mistake. The upside-down house really was built just as it looks. Designer Daniel Czapiewski created it as a critique of the "upside-down" nature of his country's former communist government.

Floating House - Ukraine
Though it seems to defy the laws of nature, this structure in the Ukraine is apparently supported by the beams on the right hand side of the image. It looks a bit fake, don't you think?

These playful apartments in Montreal feature a unique building block design.

Rotating House - Germany
Architect Rolf Disch was thinking green when he built this structure near Freiburg, Germany. The house rotates with the movement of the sun in winter to save on heating costs. Maybe there's a renter's discount if you get dizzy easily?


Carrie said...

I enjoy the upside down house, but really love the floating one, because I would think friends would be afraid to walk on the otherside of the house, incase it tips over.

Lesley of Banana Pants Clothes said...

I love this sort of thing.

I've seen a rotating house (kind of like the last one) on tv before. They used plastic bendable pipes for all of the drainage and everything so the house could rotate. It's a good idea and simple enough. I mean, you want to get your windows OUT of the sun in the summer and IN to the sun in the winter. I think they call it "passive" solar energy or something like that. I sure wish my apartment was a little more "passive" sometimes. :)

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh how bizarre!! I would get sick if I lived in that upside-down house, I bet. Too strange for me!!

I have seen quite a lot of weird houses. There is a house near San Francisco that I used to drive past, which looks like something from the Flintstones! And a house near me in Austin is a complete dome.

I'm more of a traditional house gal, myself!!

ArtsyChaos said...

How funny is that upside down house ! These are great fun !

Winklepots said...

Wow, those are some crazy fun structures! :o)