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.
The undulating wall surfaces majestically rise in front of the tourists and, according to Safet Kaya Bekiroglu, inspires the optimism of a nation that looks to the future. The building embodies various areas, including a library, a museum and a 1000 seat auditorium.
2. Shoffice, Platform 5 Architects
Yes, indeed, this project is as original as it sounds. Platform 5 Architects combined two common concepts (shed + office) and the result is absolutely amazing. Shoffice is located in the backyard of a 1950’s terraced house, London. The two skylights provide natural daylight, while the simple and elegant design seems to make work more exciting.
3. Cloud House, McBride Charles Ryan Architects.
People think the sky is the limit. McBride Charles Ryan Architects have a different opinion, so they built a cloud shaped house and they also taught us a valuable lesson: it’s not necessarily a bad thing to have your head in the clouds. The residence is located in Melbourne, Australia and has a friendly welcoming look. Here you can read more about this inspiring project. Enjoy!
4. Casey Key Guest House, Florida.
Even if we are already adults and this requires a certain level of maturity, some childhood pleasures or dreams will always remain in our minds. A tree house is definitely one of those dreams. This is not a tree house, but viewed from a distance, it looks like one.
5. The Floating House, Portland, Oregon.
Robert Harvey Oshatz describes his style as organic and green sustainable architecture. The spectacular shape of this house brings architectural interest and the beautiful curved ceiling has the same dramatic effect seen both from the inside and from the outside. Just a simple look and you’ll feel the peace and intimacy of this tremendous house.
6. Halo: Swedish Students’s Solar Decathlon entry.
Solar powered houses are becoming increasingly popular and it’s not a surprise, considering the benefits. We should all use solar energy in order to preserve a healthy ecosystem. Halo’s main structure is made up of Swedish spruce and the roof is covered with cutting-edge photovoltaic technology. Swedish students encourage sustainability, but they also share another concept with us: shared space is double space.
According to Halosweden the circular shape of the house provides an organic communal space which fosters interaction and communication; a space where residents can share, learn, and experience one another.
7. The Arc House, Maziar Behrooz Architecture.
Designed for a couple and their two big dogs, this house embodies all the features you need and and also provides intimate space. The shape of this house and the materials used(SIP panels, high termal windows, closed-cell foam insulation) are the main reasons why the energy usage of this residence is significantly reduced.
8. Shell Residence, Kotaro Ide.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in a seashell…well, it would probably be very uncomfortable, but not this time. Kotaro Ide, a Japanese Architect from ARTechinc created the Shell residence in the forest of Karuizava, Nagano, Japan. Although the exterior of this stunning house is made of reinforced concrete,the building is in full harmony with the surroundings. Who wouldn’t want to live here
9. Le Nuage (The Cloud) cabin by Zebra3.
This mobile refuge is the perfect outdoor urban retreat where you can easily disconnect from technology (and by this we mean no electricity, not even a water supply). Although it doesn’t seem to be very spacious, this cloud shaped cabin can host up to 7 people. This may be a good choice for those who want to experience something new or to escape the everyday routine. The slanted windows provide natural daylight.
10. The Dune House by Min2.
This three story Dune House was designed by Min2 and is, in fact, their home and studio. Located in Bergen, in the North of Holland, this vertical building is almost invisible sometimes, due to the surrounding trees. The bathroom offers a relaxing and romantic scenery.
11. Nautilus Studio, Calico Studio.
Sometimes we need an inspiring workplace to boost our creativity. One of Calico Studio’s customers needed a similar space, but she also wanted to stay close to her family and children during work. This is how Nautilus Studio was born. Both a residence and office, this place is incredibly functional and offers enough space for other family activities.
12. Lolomi residence by AA Studio.
It’s s not a mirage, the house is as real as it seems and it’s located in Sedona, Arizona, USA. Designed by AA Studio Architects, the residence has three bedrooms and a lovely view to the backyard pool and terrace. The wood barrel ceiling creates a soothing effect within the Master Bedroom.
So, if you were to pick one of these places to stay for a period, which one would you choose?