Origin of Cool: Global
10 Cool and Unusual Houses From Across the Globe
Designed by Takashi Kobayashi, this is a replica of a giant Banyan tree or Gajamaru tree. Banyan Treehouse Café is a unique restaurant located in Onyama Park in Okinawa, Japan.
2). The Upside Down House – Germany
3). Cubic Houses – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”.
4). The Flying Saucer House – Tennessee, USA
In 1970 the late Curtis W. King built this unique home, he also wanted to do something different. It has not been directly associated with Star Trek but the television executives grounded the original run of the film before this house was made.
Called the Nautilus Shell House, this stunning home was built for a Mexico City couple by Senosiain Arquitectos. Created because the family wanted to be more connected with the beauty of nature, this house has allowed them to escape their city lifestyle.
6). Stone House – Portugal
This charming, modern Stone Age home was uncovered in Portugal. It has a prehistoric feel with the huge boulder that has beautiful shape.
8). The Basket Building – Ohio USA
Not really a home, but a building worth talking about. It belongs to the Longaberger Company in the USA; they make baskets and other similar products. Its sole reason was to attract attention to the company with its unusual design and help build a better brand.
Made by the famous architect Antti Lovag, this house was in 1975 then sold in 1989 by Sothebys to fashion designer Pierre Cardin. Also Called Palais Bulles (bubbles palace) this house near Cannes stretches over 1200 m2 , including 10 suites decorated by a different artist for each suite, a reception seating 350 persons, and an outdoor auditorium for 500 persons, al surrounded by aces and aces of stunning gardens.
10). Toilet Shaped House – South Korea
This house was built by Sim Jae-duck, the chairman of the organizing committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association. He wanted his toilet house to highlight the global need for better sanitation.
By Cool Connoisseur Paul Frade from ‘The grass is greener’ South Africa.
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