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Friday, August 26, 2011

Futuristic Homes - Architecture that pushes boundaries

Dupli Casa, by J Mayer H (info from Archinet.com):

The geometry of the building is based on the footprint of the house that previously was located on the site, originally built in 1984 and with many extensions and modifications since then. The new building echoes the „family archeology" by duplication and rotation. Lifted up, it creates a semi-public space on ground level between two layers of discretion.

Shell House in Japan, by Artechnic Architects (info from TrendR.com)

With the profile of a shell and an aerial view of some ultra-modern space craft, the futuristic Shell House by Japanese architecture firm Artechnic is totally out of this world. Located in the forest of Karuizawa, Japan, this one-of-a-kind design boasts the cross-section of a seashell, with its double-elliptical shapes and curves. Supported by concrete and wood, the home surrounding decks are as artful as this modern house design itself. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views into the contemporary cave-like interior featuring soft, sandy textures and an organic structure that flows continually from ceiling to wall to floor. Circular skylights throughout this modern home enhance its architectural interest while flooding the dark corners with bright, natural light.

Komb House, by Karim Rashid (info from Gorenje.com)

Karim Rashid, one of the most prolific designers of his generation, having worked in over 35 countries, with over 3,000 designs in production and over 300 awards under his belt has designed the ‘Ideal Home’ named KOMB HOUSE (organized byTarek Nour Communications/AAPIC, Agouza-Giza-Egypt) to be displayed in the new The Designer’s Hall at the “Le Marche”, the leading furniture fair in Egypt. KOMB HOUSE by Karim Rashid is a smart and environmentally sustainable home concept and based on the design versatility. It also features the domino hobs and ovens from the collection Gorenje designed by Karim Rashid.

Bird Island by Graft Lab (info ftrom Inhabitat.com):

Bird Island is a stunning urban renewal project that is currently being developed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Designed by Graft Lab architects for the YTL Green Home Competition, the project comprises a zero energy home made of sustainably-sourced silicone glass fabric. Its lightness and flexibility will allow it to sway organically with the breeze just like a treetop, and slots in the fabric will give visitors a unique peek into the sky as the wind ebbs and flows.

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