Homes that Defy Gravity
Floating Castle (Ukraine)
Supported by a single cantilever, It’s claimed to be an old bunker for the overload of mineral fertilizers
Take a look at these interesting homes that defy gravity.
Upside-Down House (Syzmbark, Poland)
This unstable and backward construction was built as a social commentary on Poland’s former Communist era.
Free Spirit Spheres (British Columbia, Canada)
Free Spirit Spheres can be hung from the trees as shown, making a tree house. They can also be hung from any other solid objects or placed in cradles on the ground. There are four attachment points on the top of each sphere and another four anchor points on the bottom. Each of the attachment points is strong enough to carry the weight of the entire sphere and contents.
Pod House (Rochester, New York)
Mushroom House (Cincinnati, Ohio)
This is no hobo-construction, it was designed by the professor of architecture and interior design at the University of Cincinnati, Terry Brown, and was recently on the market for an estimated $400K.
Heliotrope Rotating House (Freiburg, Germany)
This is a solar powered home that rotates towards the warm sun in the winter and rotates back toward its well-insulated rear in the summer.
Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)
Apartments connect and stack like Lego blocks in Montreal’s Habitat 67. Without a traditional vertical construction, the apartments have the open space that most urban residences lack, including a separate patio for each apartment.
Gangster’s House (Archangelsk, Russia)
Cube House (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Each of the cube houses accommodates three floors: a living space including a kitchen, study and bathroom, the middle floor houses bedrooms and the top is the pyramid room that can act like an attic or viewing deck.
Wozoco Apartments (Amsterdam-Osdorp, Netherlands)
Dutch housing regulations require apartment construction to provide a certain amount of daylight to their tenants. The ingenious design saves ground floor space and allows enough sunlight to enter the east or west facade.
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