Moving into and setting up your new home is definitely one of the most exciting things – especially for those who never find enough outlets for their ideas and designs. However, there are some houses or homes with certain interior designs that leaves you wondering what was going on in the mind of the homeowner whilst the idea for the design was conceived. This article showcases the top 10 weirdest homes in the world.
Throughout history, people have gone from caves to huts to castles to blocks of flats – and nowadays, seems like you can find an example of just anything. Some people are forced to get creative because of some physical restrictions like small or unusual space, while others do so just because they feel like.
If you feel like you could use some inspiration to design your future home or just like checking out the weird ideas some people have, then this post is just for you!
Would you choose to live in a former church, or a renovated water tower? Or how about a completely transparent house, or one that is a spitting image of the Flintstones’ cave? Check out this selection of world’s weirdest homes or houses.
1. Transparent House, Japan
If you say you have nothing to hide, try spending a few nights in the see-through house located in Tokyo, Japan. Built by Sou Fujimoto Architects, this 914 square-foot transparent house was inspired by their ancient predecessors who inhabited trees. While so-called “House NA” offers plenty of daylight, expect no privacy here.
“The intriguing point of a tree is that these places are not hermetically isolated but are connected to one another in its unique relativity. To hear one’s voice from across and above, hopping over to another branch, a discussion taking place across branches by members from separate branches. These are some of the moments of richness encountered through such spatially dense living,” says Sou Fujimoto.
2. World’s First Skateboard House, California
The ultimate dream for generations of skateboarders who wanted to bring their practice into their home finally came true. The PAS house is the first house designed to be entirely used for skateboarding as well as being a traditional dwelling.
The Skateboard House was the project of a private residence, to be built in Malibu, California. In this house you will be able to skate any areas and surfaces, Indoor and Outdoor. The client and visionary of the project was Pierre Andre Senizergues (PAS), a former World champion and Pro Skater and the founder of Etnies.
The prototype of PAS House was presented at La Gaite Lyrique museum in Paris.
3. World’s Slimmest House, Poland
The Keret House, inserted between two existing buildings, measures only from 92 to 152 centimeters in width!
4. Old Water Tower Turned Into Modern Home, Belgium
Picture yourself living in a house that was built nearly 100 years ago, and was once even used as a Nazi hide-out during the war. Now add to this the fact that the house is actually a 100-feet high water tower that was in service till 1990, and you’ll get really close to grasping just how cool this is.
The Bham design studios started developing this tower renovation project in 2007, and eventually it ended up being a single family apartment, structured on five floors. The terrace on the top floor gives you a beautiful panorama, overlooking the Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel… and an outdoor shower!
Admirably, most of the original concrete elements were preserved during the reconstruction, aiming to keep the strong character of the building. That even meant keeping the 250, 000 liters concrete water basin!
5. Dick Clark’s Flintstones Inspired Home, Malibu, USA
Television legend Dick Clark sold his one-of-a-kind residence in Malibu for $3.5 million. The single-story structure with it’s rocky interior looks just like the home of Fred and Wilma from the classic 60′s cartoon.
This real-world version of the Flintstones’ home has one bedroom and two bathrooms, a fireplace and several large glass windows offering views of city lights and sunsets as well as Serrano Valley, the Boney Mountains, the Channel Islands and the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, animal appliances were not included in the deal.
6. World’s Smallest 1sq Meter House, Germany
This portable DIY wooden structure measures only 1 square meter and is the world’s smallest house, moving around Germany.
7. Slide House, Japan
Japanese Studio LEVEL Architects designed an unusual three-story family house quipped with a slide that connects all three floors. This fun house is wrapped with staircases and a corridor on one side, and the slide on the other side, which together form a circular route around the central area of the house.
8. Stone House, Portugal
Although it looks like a massive rock, this house in Portugal actually has a door, a chimney and a window, and has become a huge tourist attraction.
9. Churches Converted Into Modern Family Homes, Netherlands
Zecc Architecten repurposed and converted two abandoned churches located in Utrecht, Netherlands into stylish family residences. The interiors look absolutely beautiful, but somehow there are so many things you wouldn’t feel comfortable doing in here.
10. Giant Seashell House, Mexico
If you’ve ever wondered how it feels to be living in a shell, you should visit the Nautilus House in Mexico City. This amazing shell-shaped house was designed by architect Javier Senosiain of Arquitectura Organica and built in 2006. As strange as it looks, it’s a real house built for a young family with two children who were tired living in a conventional home and wanted to change to one integrated to nature.
Inspired by the work of Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright, the house is dominated by smooth surfaces, spiral stairs and natural plantings that makes it feel like you’re living inside a snail.
culled from boredpanda.com