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Architectural Wonders: 12 Curved Roof Buildings That Will Blow Your Mind

Every building has a personality and the rooftop is one of its main features. This means that the roof can be very important in terms of creating your dream home. You are probably wondering why you should choose a curved roof for your home. The answer is simple: curved roofs maximize the available interior living space and they are more aesthetic. See with your own eyes!

1. Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku.

This impressive building was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and seems to be the perfect place for any cultural activities. The irregular shape of this building has become a tourist magnet.

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Egg-Shaped Floating Home And Research Station

The Exbury Egg is one of the most unusual and most interesting things you could ever see when exploring the waters of the Beaulieu Estuary. It’s a very mysterious structure. Obviously,it’s shaped like an egg. That much is clear. But you can’t even guess its role or function simply because it doesn’t give out any clues.

This egg-shaped structure is both a floating home and a research station for Stephen Turner. He specializes in long-term artistic explorations of environmental settings and he worked with the designers of Space Placemaking and Urban Design (SPUD Group) to create this unusual project. The Egg is floating in the Beaulieu Estuary for a year, during which the artist will examine the changing patterns of its marine ecology. He’ll also occupy this time with a series of artworks inspired by the surroundings.

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Mirrored House Facades Reflect The Beautiful Worlds Around Them

We often use mirrors in interior décor in order to make a room seem more open, more bright and more spacious. They allow us to do that by reflecting the décor around them. It’s this characteristic that has inspired some architects and designers to create houses with mirrored facades. It’s definitely a very interesting concept and no better way to make a house blend into the landscape.

House in Denmark.

The Mirror House was designed by MLRP architects and it’s located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The house has mirrors mounted on the gabled ends and behind the doors.

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Cozy Winter Escape: Aspen, Colorado’s “La Muna”

It’s this time of year, when the cold of winter seems eternal and many of us feel like we’ve been indoors for years instead of months, that many of us start to get a bit stir crazy. I have my doubts, though, that any similar thoughts even cross the minds of those lucky enough to spend some cozy wintery days in La Muna, a gorgeously natural renovated house in Aspen, Colorado.

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Port-a-Bach – A New Prototype For A Portable Shipping Container Home

There are lots of advantages that come with building a container house. The cost is attractive and so is the time required to build such a structure. But there’s more to such a project than these details.

The other characteristics become visible when you’re dealing with a project like the Port-a-Bach. It’s an idea which comes from Atelierworkshop Architects. They recognize the benefits of up-cycling containers to create large-scale projects.

Container houses have the great advantage of being portable. They can be easily moves from one location to another and this allows the owners to change the scenery and the views with ease.Architects take such projects to a new level. They’ve developed prototypes that use solar and wind equipment. The Port-a-Bach is a prototype not yet in production but it looks very promising.

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The Noa Cabin Is Made Of Wood And Has Six Zig-Zaging Sides

We’ve seen lots of house featuring unusual shapes and designs but this would have to be the first one that has six sides and an irregular form. Called Noa, this wooden cabin was designed by James Orgusaar and was built on a rhombic dodecahedron. From inside, it feels like a round space.

The six-sided cabin has a modular structure which allows it to be easily extended if needed. The floor plan is a hexagon and the walls and the roof are shaped like identical rhombuses.

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Black Contemporary House Like No Other In The High Desert

A black house in the desert is definitely an unusual sight. The story of this beautiful residence is very beautiful. Located on a site which presents tough challenges which were the reason why the previous owners gave up trying, this modern house was designed to replace the rocks that were scraped away in the process as a shadow or a negative.

The contemporary black house was designed and built by Oller & Pejic Architecture. Trying to find the right design was a challenge and required a lot of research.

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