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Unusual Stone House in Portugal
There are lots of unusual things in the world. The Stone House is located in the north of Portugal, whose architecture inspired by the Flintstones family home of the famous American cartoon. The whole point is that the house was built between two giant stones on the hillside of Fafe mountains, that create a unique prehistoric effect. The house has some traditional components such as front door, roof, bullet proof windows. It was built in 1973 and now Stone House attracts a large number of tourists. Who wouldn’t want to sleep in the middle of nature and yet still have all the latest technology and living conditions?

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The Rainbow House in London

The unusual solution by Ab Rogers Design with DA.Studio is to create an oasis of fun and magic in the heart of the bustling city. The Rainbow House is a unique universe of color, movements and games. Each angle of the house is full of incredible discoveries. For example, hatch in the floor that moves you into the living room, a huge yellow sofa for kids’ playing or a rotating bed and round bath in master bedroom. The center of the composition is a unique staircase made of glass and steel. As it rises through the house, spiral staircase passes through the full spectrum of the rainbow. Its tint spreads out and influences the color of floor at each storey. You'll never be bored in this house.



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Contemporary Ranch House by MacCracken Architects in California

The Mines Road House is located in a picturesque place in Livermore, California. It was recently renovated by MacCracken Architects from the 1950 traditional ranch in modern comfortable residence. The house offers beautiful views of the countryside with lots of oak trees and rolling hills. Exterior is clad in wood. Inside you’ll also find plenty of wooden furniture that creates warmth and coziness. In addition the residence is equipped with modern technical solutions. The owners have the ability to generate substantial on-site power during the summer months due to low-flow fixtures, high efficiency Lighting, HVAC, irrigation systems and solar panels. The Mines Road House remained true to tradition through the use of natural materials, but became more open at the same time.



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Under the Moonlight House by Giovanni D’Ambrosio

The House has been designed by Giovanni D’Ambrosio Architects. It’s called ‘Under the Moonlight’ and was built within the scenic surroundings, in the Dinner Plain, Victoria overlooking Mount Hotham. A combination of stone, wood and metal was used both for interior and exterior. These materials are traditional in Australian construction. The designer’s aim was to create comfortable accommodation in any season and provide the safety of the natural environment. On the ground floor you can see public spaces for everyday living and lots of glazed frames to connect inside and outside spaces. There are two bedrooms and private Spa on the second floor.



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Software Designed Moebius House by Tony Owen
This contemporary house is unique in many ways because it was modeled using the more environmentally involved micro design. It was created by parametric software that considered dozens of parameters. The unusual architecture is a response to the requirements to provide privacy from the neighbors and at the same time let in as much light as possible and encompass the views of Sydney Opera and Harbour Bridge. The name of the house comes from the moebius strip, the mathematical surface looking similar to the house’s external shape. shape The complex geometry of this house required the unusual construction process too. It would be extremely hard to build the structure like it is as a usual building – from basement to the roof; the Moebius house was assembled the way the car would be. The metal panels were exclusively manufactured on China and applied to the pre-built steel frame.

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Luxury Mansion in the Cayman Islands

This amazing 45,000 square foot house is located in the Cayman Islands. This grand and elaborate mansion belongs to a 35 year old Jerry Beck who is software billionaire. The price of this project is $ 60 million. The house impresses with its luxury and is one of the most magnificent houses I have ever seen. The residence feature wine room, home theater, lavish billiards room with custom made bar, gym, steam room, spa, staff quarters, tennis court, helipad, spectacular views of the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and much more. We especially love the back of the house with the panoramic windows, huge swimming pool with grotto (like in the Playboy Mansion) and caves.



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Creative King Residence in Santa Monica

The King Residence by JFAK Architects located in Santa Monica, California. The house got its name thanks to surname of owners: Erin and Matt King. Green and white exterior imitates the dappled light through the trees. House has a large garden and patio facing the street, that is very unusual for modern design projects. Interesting feature of the residence is vertical glazing that allows reducing the need for artificial lighting and enabling ocean breezes to naturally ventilate the entire house. Most of the doors employ frosted glass, which transmits natural light while preserving privacy. There are four bedrooms with carefully chosen views in the house. As a whole this house is about communication, cool modern look and energy saving technologies.



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Unique Casa Son Vida 1 by tecARCHITECTURE & Marcel Wanders Studio

This luxury villa is located approximately 15 minutes from Palma and breaks the traditional Mediterranean style. It’s called the Casa Son Vida 1 because it was the first experience of creating a project of this class at the resort, making Mallorca a new destination for those in search of design exploration and inspiration. It was designed by tecARCHITECTURE & Marcel Wanders Studio and there’s nothing conventional in the house. Looking at villa from above, you will see big colorful fish in matching blue water, exterior of the home also feature paintings. Huge swimming pool and amazing views of the landscape simply dazzle. Inside you will see many unusual statues, some walls are decorated with gold, mosaics.



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