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Selasa, 27 Desember 2011

Rumah-rumah Unik dan Aneh di Dunia

Rumah mungkin merupakan tempat teraman dan terbaik bagi orang yang tinggal di dalamnya. Bagaimanapun bentuknya, rumah memiliki kenyamanan dan kedamaian.
Sulit dipercaya apabila orang-orang yang tinggal di rumah di bawah ini memikirkan hal yang sama.
Di bawah adalah daftar 10 rumah yang sangat tidak biasa di dunia. Anda akan menyukainya tapi pertanyaannya apakah Anda ingin tinggal di dalamnya?
  1. Kettle House
    Kettle House di Texas, Amerika Serikat tidak hanya terlihat seperti ceret tapi juga dapat berfungsi sebagaimana mestinya.
  2. Stone House
    Rumah Batu di Portugal ini adalah salah satu contoh terbaik elemen alam yang ikut digunakan. Memang unik bila kita lihat, tapi rumah itu memang benar-benar berpenghuni.
  3. Crooked House
    Rumah Melengkung ini berdiri sebagai contoh salah satu arsitektur terbaik yang pernah dibuat. Struktur lengkungnya menjadikannya salah satu rumah paling tak biasa di dunia.
  4. Cubic House
    Rumah Kubik di Rotterdam, Belanda adalah kumpulan rumah yang bersama membentuk geometri kubus. Faktor menarik di sini adalah bagaimana rumah dijaga agar tidak jatuh.
  5. Dome House
    Dome House di Florida, Amerika Serikat adalah pemandangan rumah putih yang indah dengan arsitektur kubah yang unik.
  6. Cob House

    Cob House di Vancouver, Kanada murni terbuat dari tanah liat, pasir, sedotan dan air.
  7. Hole House
    Hole House di Texas, Amerika Serikat adalah proyek seni atau akibat dari kecelakaan luar biasa. Apapun itu, rumah ini bisa dikatakan unik.
  8. Shoe House
    Sepertinya ada penggemar berat fairy tale di sini. Rumah Sepatu di Pennsylvania, Amerika Serikat membentuk sepatu dalam semua aspek kecuali sol sepatunya.
  9. UFO House
    UFO House di Taiwan tampaknya terlihat menakutkan tapi telah dijamin tidak ada Alien. Rumah sejenis juga ada di Cina. Rumah ini adalah bagian dari proyek pemerintah Taiwan yang tidak bisa dilanjutkan dan akhirnya dibiarkan menjadi kota hantu.
  10. Pickle House
    Pernah melihat drum acar? Pickle House di Minnesota, Amerika Serikat adalah contoh rumah tak biasa yang menarik penuh orang (bukan acar).
  11. beberapa rumah unik lainnya…


Rumah-Rumah Pinggir Pantai Terunik dan terindah Sedunia

A house with a water view is a dream come true for house hunters and vacationers alike. The tranquil sound of lapping waves, the beauty of sunsets over the water, and the feeling of being in one’s own paradise retreat make beach houses and lake houses perennial favorites for everyday living and relaxing getaways. Sometimes, the proximity to the water inspires owners or architects to create homes that are truly unique masterpieces. Whether you will ever find any of these beach houses or lake houses for sale is another question entirely!

Castel Meur, also known as The House Between the Rocks or La Maison de Plougrescant, was built in 1861. It’s nestled between two natural granite pillars on the English Channel coast in Brittany, France. Those rocks and the waterside location make Castel Meur an extremely photogenic abode. The house became somewhat famous when postcards featuring a beautiful photograph of the property were sold in gift shops around the world. Unfortunately, tourists lacking respect for the residence have caused damage to the home and property, prompting the owner to prohibit commercial sale of images of the home.

This amazingly creative weekend beach getaway near Melbourne, Australia was dreamed up by McBride Charles Ryan Architects. The Australian firm based their design on the Klein bottle, a mathematical conceptual shape with no discernible interior and exterior sides. Although it sounds like an odd (not to mention impossible) concept for a home, they pulled it off brilliantly. The home’s black metal roof folds down in some places to change the shape of the home and form part of the exterior walls. The central courtyard and flexible living space make the occupants of this amazing house feel like they exist indoors and outdoors at the same time.

Some of the most beautiful houses are the result of the owner’s direct involvement. So it is with Robert Bruno’s steel house, a creation that he’s been working on for more than three decades. The architectural sculptor began building his home near Lubbock, Texas in the mid-1970s. Today, its impressive form – part 1950s Chevy, part airplane, part sci-fi spaceship – rises tall above the surrounding landscape to give those inside a spectacular view of the nearby lake. The interior is reminiscent of a huge steel cave, filled with curves where one would expect angles.

After a series of devastating hurricanes and tropical storms battered their home in the 1990s, Mark and Valerie Sigler decided that there must be a home design that would withstand the most severe Florida weather. Working with architect Jonathan Zimmerman, the Siglers brought their dome home to life. It’s a sturdy structure, but it also has its share of beauty and uniqueness. And if you’re ever in Pensacola Beach with $5600 a week to spare, the five-bedroom Dome of a Home is available for rent.

Although technically a block away from the beach and not right on it, these boat houses in Encinitas, California certainly embody the beach culture. Plus, the story behind how they got there is pretty interesting in itself. Entrepreneur and businessman Miles Minor Kellogg was ahead of his time in the 1910s and 1920s, building structures from recycled and reclaimed materials. After building a small silent movie theatre from the discarded top story of a hotel, Kellogg set his sights on building a home from reclaimed material. Since he’d always had an interest in boats, they became the focus of his project. He and his son, Miles Justin Kellogg, worked on the houses together until they were completed in the late 1920s. Recently, the Encinitas Preservation Society purchased the property on which the boats – now used as apartment buildings – sit.

This spectacular piece of architecture isn’t even built yet, but that didn’t bring down its price any. It recently sold for $14.4 million to an undisclosed buyer. The eco-friendly Orchid House, built on a lake in a privately-owned Cotswold (U.K.) nature reserve, is predicted to produce more energy than it uses. The house, which was designed by Sarah Featherstone, won’t be finished until approximately 2011. If the owners ever put it up for sale one has to wonder if anyone else would pay so much for something so strange.

The Mushroom House in the Black’s Beach area of La Jolla, California is one of those landscape features that you just get used to if you live nearby, but if you’re seeing it for the first time it strikes you as incredibly strange. Designed by Dale Naegle in the 1960s, the house was built for Sam Bell of Bell’s Potato Chips. The unusual design of the house was meant to withstand earthquakes and inclement weather, all while looking futuristic…well, futuristic for 1968, anyway.

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