An Alternative To Single Houses In The Form Of Fantasy Earth Homes

The Earth House Estate is located in Dietikon, in Switzerland and it’s a dream-like setting like no other. It was designed by Vetsch Architektur and it offers an alternative to the traditional single house concept and allows the inhabitants to become closer with nature and to better integrate into the whole landscape.

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Curtain Door by Matharoo Associates

High of 5.2 m, 1.7 m wide and consisting of 40 sections of 254 mm wooden swivel on an axis with 80 ball bearings, this beautiful door opens smoothly and harmoniously just like a fan. The Curtain Door by Matharoo Associates was celebrated like the best piece of design created by a young architect from across the world by Architectural Review’s Emerging Architecture Awards. It’s understandable since it’s such a nice and innovative piece.



The wood used to create the door conserves some of the vintage atmosphere that it emits, while the audacious design brings you back into the modern world. A very nice and successful combination that however needs and deserves to be integrated in a house that shares the same style. Otherwise it would be just an unusual piece in a house full of boring stuff. That is almost never good. Nobody likes when the interior of their home is not consistent throughout the entire home.

West Seattle Residence by Tyler Engle Architects

Here is another Seattle Residence, but this time it comes from Tyler Engle Architects. The house was recently renovated and transformed from a small area into a modern residence featuring the latest furniture and home accessories.

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Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya by Gilberto Borja

The awesome Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is nestled along the idyllic coastline of the Mexico. The provision of 128 guest rooms is present in the bungalow style two story villas. Contemporary cuisines are available exclusively at the bars and the restaurants of this resort.

Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya by Gilberto Borja

Throughout of the resort, original Mexican art is highly exhibited setting the standard of the landmark to an extra ordinary level. The Riviera Maya is situated on a 36 acre land which is just 26 miles away from south of Cancun, Mexico. The rich culture and entertainment is witnessed all over the resort.

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Black and White Minimalist Kitchen by Futura Cucine

The black and white combination is classical and never gets old. It’s why it’s a wonderful and safe choice for a renovation. These colors look especially good in rooms such as the kitchen. Here, the décor needs to be simple and renovations are not made every year. It’s why a timeless combination is a perfect choice. So if you decided to opt for a black and white décor for your kitchen, it’s time to explore some designs. We found a wonderful model.

Offered by Futura Cucine, this design has just the right amount of elegance and sophistication. The design is minimalist, like in the case of most modern and contemporary kitchens. The lack of unnecessary elements and accessories increases its functionality. Also, the design is very versatile and would suit a variety of different kitchens. Given the structure and size of the furniture, the best option would be an open kitchen linked to the living room.

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Ocean House by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

Admired by historical Balinese palaces along with the other temples, this beautiful house is located in a peninsula of uncovered lava. In order to fix the house of course into its natural settings, Tropical design ideas and timed building practices is being used.

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The base of the lava attaches the house directly to the particular site. It appears as if the roof planes are floating amidst the clouds. The overhangs which are broad directly protect the inner surface from the scorching sun. The window walls join together both inside and outwards and it makes the house cool and allows the breeze. A stream of toughened lava flows in between the site.

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Hong Kong Villa by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

This house is situated in Shek-O which is a traditional fishing village located at the south east edge in Hong Kong Island and was designed by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects. It has been built with the fullest designs of familiar rural site. Apart from the South China Sea, the design comprises of extensive glass openings in order to view in almost every direction.

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There is a seamless transition which starts from inside and projects towards outside in order to combine the house for the entire landscape. And moreover a board which overhands gives protection from the scorching sun. It is meant not for everyone to stay and only a few people in Hong Kong stay in it.

But this project is very vital. Though many of the people are not staying, the glass appearance is marvellous.  It is appreciable to find such a building in a fishing village. Moreover the house is very airy and spacious and gives a comfortable stay for anyone.

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