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14 posts tagged House
14 posts tagged House
This awesome Christmas tree can be found right here in Seattle. A clever and clearly quite playful gentleman named Patrick Kruger cut the top of his Christmas Tree and attached it to his roof, effectively creating the illusion that his tree had broken through the ceiling and roof of his home.
“I built the prop using a quarter sheet of plywood, sheathing and spare roofing tile,” said Kruger. “I then bought a 14-foot tree and cut the top 6 feet off and mounted it to the prop. The first attempt was blown off the roof, so I bolted it down with the help of my buddy, Scott Douglas.”
Patrick Kruger, the Geyser of Awesome salutes you!
Artist Ciaran-Brennan gave his house in Wexford, Ireland an awesome trompe l’oeil paint job in preparation for an annual party. When viewed from the right direction, the walls of the house appear to have gaping holes through which one can see that the grievous structural problems seem to have been caused by copious amounts of balloons that are now spilling out of the building. There are even a few real balloons in front of each wall enhancing the illusion. We’re guessing it was a pretty great party.
[via Super Punch]
If you haven’t seen John Kenn’s awesome work before, the first thing you should know is that his wonderfully creepy drawings are created on humble post-it notes. This witch house is John’s latest creation. It looks like those monsters might be considering taking up residence.
This adorable domicile is knows as the Tumbleweed, and it’s the world’s smallest house.
“It is a commonly held belief that the best things come in small packages and the world’s tiniest house may go some way to proving that to be true. Despite its diminutive size, the 64-square foot home boasts a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a bathroom with a working shower, a mini fridge, a kitchen and a living area. The wooden home, called the Tumbleweed XS House, was built by volunteers in Ohio as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Small Worlds exhibition and is currently for sale on eBay. Proceeds from the sale are going towards raising funds for children’s educational programming at the museum.
And moving home need not be a problem as the winning bidder can simply transport their model house on the trailer that comes as part of the price. According to the eBay listing, the home includes ‘a sleeping loft with queen size mattress, a functional bathroom with shower, a kitchenette, and a living area.’
But one prospective bidder did not seem impressed with the tiny home asking: ‘How in the world do you think this house could have a value of $600 per square foot?’ The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company replied that the home had quality rather than quantity. They wrote: ‘The small house movement is about quality of space and design, not quantity. Plus, this is a charity auction of a home that was featured in a major museum exhibition, thus influencing the price.’”
This article is a couple months old, so the auction has since ended. After accumulating 77 bids, the teeny weeny home sold for $29,100.00.
So what about you? Could you or would you live in a house as tiny as the Tumbleweed?
This awesome house could be from a scene in The Wizard of Oz. It looks like a tornado ripped the home up into the air, whipped it around, and smashed it, upside down, into the ground. In reality, the structure was designed by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozanski to look exactly this way! Developed across eight months in the western town of Terfens in Austria, the newest tourist attraction definitely draws a crowd.
Visitors can wander through the fully furnished home, technically walking on the ceiling and making sure not to bump their heads on the furniture that hangs from above. Everything from the beds to the toilet to the car in the garage is upside down! This fun and playful attraction is a life-sized optical illusion. It doesn’t seem like a very practical living space, but if you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to walk on the ceiling, this is definitely the place to try it.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
This awesome structure is the Piano House. You’ll find it in Huainan City, a province of China. The property is made up of a large glossy piano paired with a transparent violin which leans against the piano. The violin houses a multi level staircase constructed from steel that matches many of the other accentual details on the property.
The building was constructed for music lovers, and serves as a practice facility for music students at the nearby college. It is also used to display various city plans in hopes of promoting tourism by encouraging more people to visit this stunning property.
“Reddit user BillyAppletini posted about this amazing [and awesome] CAT-AT (and AT-AT Walker cat house) that he made for a friend. His comment thread has a lot of fun information about the building process, and his image gallery contains pictures of the project in-progress. I - I mean my cat - desperately needs one of these …
I wouldn’t consider myself a great woodworker or an artist - but I will take credit for being committed to a joke. I wrecked my house for a month building this, which was about 27 days longer than I wish it would have taken. The trickiest part was keeping any of my friends from coming inside my place for that whole time - I knew they wouldn’t be able to keep it a secret!
The inside of the CAT-AT has a fully furnished luxury cat condo.
I was originally going to forge an Amazon receipt and make it look like my buddy’s cat ordered it on his Amazon account and have it delivered while he was at work, but enough was enough - when it was complete, I had to get it out of my loft and clean up.
I love the interior details like “trophy” bird heads mounted on the wall, a lighted bar with tiny liquor bottles, and a wee disco ball. This is amazing.”
We couldn’t agree more. What an awesome kitty pad!
There are lots of different sorts of houses on this planet. From the profoundly humble to the grotesquely large and ornate, the differences are many and fascinating. Did you know that there is a man who lives inside a giant crocodile?
Thierry Atta is now fully moved into his new home. Situated in the midst of Abidjan, the former capital of the Ivory Coast, the architect’s home is actually a massive and grotesquely-smiling crocodile, completely hollowed out to create a living space inside of the reptile structure.
Completed in 2008, the crocodile was actually the work of artist Moussa Kalo, who sadly died only two months before it was completed. As an apprentice of Kalo, Atta moved into the work the men had created, and has since made the crocodile his home. Including windows and a bed, the strange concrete house is completely livable, and is a joy to many people in the neighborhood who stop by the courtyard to smile and play by the eccentric home.
[via Atlas Obscura]
How sweet is this? It’s a real-life Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house! Thankfully however, this story has a much sweeter ending. To help raise funding for The Great Ormond Street Hospital, architectural firm Alma-nac was commissioned by The Brunswick Center to create a massive gingerbread house in their gallery. Completely edible, the 10-foot tall house features an opening front facade and a number interactive and beautiful details such as a jelly chandelier, popcorn-popping chimney, cupcake landscape and much more.
Over 2,500 gingerbread tiles make up the outside shingling of the house along with some vanilla and chocolate shortbread tiles that create the cobbling effect. The interior is crafted out of belgian waffles, wafers, and bourbon biscuits. Much was done in the way of research and testing to acquire the strongest and most durable materials that were also edible. Overall, it took 177lbs of gingerbread, 144lbs of chocolate ganache, 25 liters of icing, 660 gallons of marshmallows, 400 meringues, and more gummi candies than one can count to create this belly-ache inducing home.
After it was completed, the house was then devoured by 1,000 children and parents in just over three days! Whatever was left was composted and used to help grow apple trees.
These photos are making our stomachs growl. Please excuse us while we go find some emergency candy and waffles.
[via Design You Trust]