When I first saw this image, I had a hard time figuring out what was really going on. Was the boat floating above water? Was it Photoshopped? Is this some kind of sorcery? After analyzing the image more, I've come to the conclusion that the water is just so clear that it makes the boat appear to be floating! We're not 100% sure where this magical place is, but according to one commenter on…
Added by Eugene on April 12, 2012 at 12:00pm —
The PAS House is perfect for the person who eats and breathes skateboarding and loves skate clothing. A ribbon-shaped path links the inside and outside of the home together, giving riders the ability to board in a continuous motion.
The house is divided into three separate spaces. The first one includes the living room, dining area…
Added by Eugene on July 13, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Scanning images of crumpled aluminum foil, artist Pae White made this mind-bending main stage curtain for the Oslo Opera House. The digitized image was fed into a computer driven loom to weave the curtain, creating the illusion of a 3D surface.
Called “Metafoil,” it's a modern take on the centuries-old tradition of weaving, but with a digital twist. “Metafoil takes advantage of the… Continue
Added by alice on March 26, 2011 at 9:30am —
A woman's hand juts of the earth holding an exposed glass house. What exactly could this mean?
Architect Andreas Angelidakis created this crazy cool concept. When the rain falls, the giant hand appears to be coming out of the water, elegantly holding the glass house.
"The Glass box represents the moment when the celebrity exposes herself to the paparazzi," Angelidakis says. It "sits on the concrete platform as a forgotten piece of infrastructure." The… Continue
Added by alice on January 17, 2011 at 10:00am —
While we've heard of modern homes being built for grandiose views of the ocean, we've never heard of one being built for views of trees. But then again, the cherry blossom tree isn't like any ordinary tree. In Japan, cherry blossoms are richly symbolic. They are an omen of good fortune and a representation of love and affection. They're also an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of life,… Continue
Added by alice on January 4, 2011 at 10:30am —
If I lived in the Australian Outback, I'd want to live in a house like this. Designed by Melbourne-based architectural practice BKK, the Corinella House is a 220 acre sheep farm that sits on a peninsula in Victoria, Australia’s Weternport Bay. The home overlooks mangrove trees and sand flats, and provides residents with beautiful views of the ocean.
The four bedroom, three bathroom… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 14, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Located in Sao Paolo, Brazil, this three-story modern house is beautiful on the outside but take a look inside and you're guaranteed to fall in love. Architect Alvaro Puntoni created a free wall that is able to hold 7,500 books! Metal platforms were built in so that the owners can access their beloved books.…
Added by alice on December 9, 2010 at 11:00am —
It's hard to imagine living in a house as breathtaking as this. The Holman House sits on the edge of a 230-foot (70-meter) cliff and shoots out over the ocean. Designed by Sydney-based Durbach Block Architects, this incredible home was inspired by one of Picasso's paintings, "The Bathers."
Located in Dover Heights, an eastern suburb of Sydney, the Holman… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 30, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Nestled inside large rocks on the San Juan Islands off Washington State, you will find Merrill Wright's incredible house fortress. Designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, the concrete and glass house looks as though it bursts through the rocks on which it stands.
The 2,200-square-foot box consists of a main space, 61 feet long and 12 feet high,… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 19, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Stacked in perpendicular layers, this three-story house in Sèvres, France is beautiful in an unconventional way. Each section is adorned with its own distinct material. The top section is covered with reclaimed wood, the middle section looks modern with slatted metal and floor-to ceiling windows, and the bottom section appears aged with rusted metal and climbing… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 7, 2010 at 9:30am —
This isn't your typical beach house. Hanging off a cliff and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Lefevre House by Longhi Architects is, in fact, more like a gorgeous hideaway or a majestic "place where desert and ocean meet.“
Located in Punta Misterio, Peru (75 miles south of Lima), the Lefevre House features sand garden roofs which act as an extension of the… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 4, 2010 at 6:00pm —
At first glance, you probably wouldn't assume that this structure designed by Thomas Phifer + Partners is a house. In fact, you may even mistake it for Sydney's very famous opera house.
Similar to the Australian landmark, this beautiful Long Island home is close to the water. Rising gracefully from the sand dunes, the free-flowing nature of the home… Continue
Added by Visnja V on September 22, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I'm not the biggest fan of massive white space in modern homes, but the O House in Switzerland is simply stunning. Designed by Philippe Stuebi and Eberhard Tröger, the stand-out feature of this lakeside home is the circular openings within the white concrete's exterior.
The two-story villa boasts superb mountain views, and includes a large fitness area,… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 17, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Cable channel Showtime asked a handful of talented interior designers to interpret the network's hit shows. Their task was to create individual room themes at the Cassa Hotel and Residences in New York City. Here are some photos of the rooms inspired by Dexter
, and Californication
Added by Eugene on September 13, 2010 at 2:30pm —
If aliens were to build a sexy opera house, this is how I imagine it would look. Istanbul-based Nuvist Architecture & Design submitted this entry for the Izmir Opera House Competition.
"Art has a great role in showing what happens in human beings' life," says Nuvist. "Soul, intelligence and the emotions are the reflections of the community, and art… Continue
Added by Visnja V on September 6, 2010 at 6:00am —
"This is definitely not a house that you want to be throwing stones in. This glass house was designed by Santambrogiomilano
and also has a series of furniture sets to go along with it of which many are made entirely out of glass as well."
Added by Vlatka Vidakovic on August 16, 2010 at 3:34am —
Here at theMET, we feature a lot of modern architecture. The Stone House in Portugal is the furthest thing from that...
Inspired by the Flintstones, this odd house was constructed between two giant stones on the hillside of Fafe Mountains in Portugal. Like most contemporary homes, it has a front door, roof, and selection of windows, while the huge spherical… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 15, 2010 at 10:00am —
When you first think about the words concrete house, you might imagine a cold, sterile environment, perhaps something similar to a prison. If that's the case, this one story house designed by architecture studio A-cero will likely change your mind.
Located on the outskirts of Madrid, Concrete House II
features a façade that boasts a spectacular view of… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 2, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Here's a really cool house that mixes old school Korean tradition with modern Italian style.
Instead of renovating the original house on the site, which was in bad shape, architect Simone Carena tore it down and built a new one, reusing the old roof tiles and foundation stones. Trying to make the… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 15, 2010 at 11:30am —
Architecture firm Ozel Office designed this elaborate proposal for the Izmir Opera House in Turkey. Envisioned as an extension of the existing cultural landscape of the city, the structure is ”a catalyst that reinforces the relationship between the old city, the new city, the waterfront, and urban culture. In short, our vision is a synergy of spatial, cultural, as…
Added by Eugene on July 12, 2010 at 10:30am —