What can one do to make his house stand out from the other neighboring houses? An underground home, a turning- box, a cliff-anchored house, or a snake-tree house can be the answer you are looking for. Not only do cool house designs stand out, but also the architects who design them and the architectural firms which endorse their unique concepts. A common feature among most of these extraordinary designs is that they blend very well with the surrounding landscape which gives them an additional beauty.

Review with us this selection of Cool House Designs;

1. Casa del Acantilado, Granada, Spain

Courtesy of Gilbartolome Architects

The construction site was a hurdle that needed an innovative solution which utilizes the landscape. This is why Gilbartolome Architects anchored the Casa del Acantilado into the cliff.

Courtesy of Gilbartolome Architects

 The amazing undulating roof resembles the waves of the Mediterranean Sea, which the house overlooks. The roof is composed of handmade zinc slabs which are arranged to give the roof its flowing form, making it fit perfectly with the surrounding landscape.

2. The Cliff House, Victoria, Australia

Courtesy of Modscape

This extraordinary prefabricated house clings to the side of a cliff residing by the ocean.

Section detailing the property’s five levels – Courtesy of Modscape

Designed by Modscape, the house’s entrance is located on the top floor which comprises a car parking. The house has three glass facades to offer the residents a fantastic panoramic view of the ocean.

3. Villa Vals – Vals, Switzerland

Photography: Iwan Baan

This unique underground house was designed by SeARCH and CMA. It was constructed under a slope as if carved into it.

Photography: Iwan Baan

An oval single façade is open to the surroundings with a few stone steps that invite you to the entrance of the house. A deck lies in front of the house which enables the residents to enjoy the exterior along with some protection from the unfavorable weather.  Inside the house features relaxing colors which fit with the landscape.

4. Tree in a house

Courtesy of A Masow Architects

Designed by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov of A Masow Architects, the huge glass tube is constructed to surround a tall fir tree.

Courtesy of A Masow Architects

Views of the exterior are available anywhere inside the cylindrical house. The theoretical house is still an idea on paper but the architect is pretty enthusiastic about it. If it were to be constructed in a forest, it would be the perfect runaway for the owners from the busy city life.

5. Sharifi-ha House, Tehran, Iran

Photography: Parham Taghioff, Mandana Mansouri, Salar Motahari, Majid Jahangiri

This unique 4-storey house was designed by Alireza Taghaboni from Nextoffice. Encompassing a living area of 1,400 square meters, the three upper floors are, literally, turning boxes. The boxes allow the opening and closing of different house spaces. The residents have complete control of the motion of the boxes, so the arrangement can change according to their preference.

Photography: Parham Taghioff, Mandana Mansouri, Salar Motahari, Majid Jahangiri

 The 3D house has some elements inspired by the custom Iranian houses. The house comprises a traditional Iranian winter living space called Zemestan-Neshin. It, also, contains a summer living space called Taabestan-Neshin.

6. Tree-snake House, Bornes de Aguiar, Portugal

Photography: Ricardo Oliveira Alves

The 27-square-meter tree house blends nicely with the surrounding green landscape. It was designed by Luis and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade in the form of a snake or a horizontal tree supported by columns. To mimic the childish spirit of tree houses, the Tree-Snake house seems to be gliding amongst the trees.

Photography: Ricardo Oliveira Alves

The sustainable wooden “snake” is made of plenty of organic raw materials. The house, also, implements recycled water, LED lighting, and solar power systems to establish an environmentally friendly structure. All these elements, together with reinforced insulation, contribute to the eco-friendly nature of the tree house.

 

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