Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'House' (23)

Boat Magically Floats Above Water

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 — 1 Comment

Awesome Skateboard House

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 and kitchen, the second features a bedroom and…


Added by Eugene on July 13, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Modern Australian Outback Beach House (10 pics)

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 — 5 Comments

Modern House Shoots Out Over the Ocean (8 pics)

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 — 3 Comments

House Fortress Built Within Rocks (11 pics)

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 — 10 Comments

The Perpendicular House (5 pics)

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 — 1 Comment

Cliff-Hanging Peruvian Beach House (12 pics)

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 — 5 Comments

Modern Architecture: O House (10 pics)

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 — 2 Comments

The Showtime House (9 photos)


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, Weeds, and Californication.…


Added by Eugene on September 13, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Flintstones-Inspired Stone House (2 pics + video)

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 — 1 Comment

Modern Concrete House (15 photos)

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 — 6 Comments

Traditional Korean House with Modern Italian Style (9 photos)

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 — 3 Comments

Modern Architecture: Elaborate Opera House in Turkey (4 pics)

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 — 1 Comment

Beautiful Patterns on the Sydney Opera House (15 pics)

For the second year running, Sydney celebrates the approach of winter with Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music, and ideas.

The main attraction of the festival, which is stealing everyone's breath away, is Laurie Anderson's "Lighting the Sails," a slideshow of vibrant images, projecting everything from hair, flowers, leopard-print patterns, fireworks, and…


Added by Eugene on June 11, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Modern Architecture: Utriai House (6 pics)

This has to be one of the most unique-looking houses I've ever seen. The private residence, located in the town of Utriai, Lithuania, was designed by architecture firm G.Natkevicius and Partners. Check out where they park their cars. A little sketchy to say the least...…


Added by Eugene on May 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner

President Obama and Jay Leno trade jokes at the 2010 White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington,… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 2, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Modern Architecture - Crystal Clear Glass House (4 pics)

Remarkably beautiful, this crystal clear glass house provides 360 degree views of its surroundings. Designed by the Santambrogiomilao group, the concept home features a series of iconic furniture pieces, beds, sofas and bookcases, along with architectural elements such as staircases and kitchens - all fashioned from "extra-clear" glass. The only thing that is does not…


Added by Eugene on January 8, 2010 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Modern Architecture - MINI Metallic Opera Pavilion

Austrian architecture firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU recently unveiled an interesting alien-like design for a temporary pavilion in Germany. The aluminum structure, which can seat 300, is sponsored by the car manufacturer MINI for use at the Munich Opera Festival 2010.

The goal for Pavilion 21 MINI Opera Space was to create an acoustically and visually pleasing…


Added by Eugene on November 18, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Beers at the White House - TIME

It would be pretty awesome to have a beer with the President at the White House, but then again, maybe not under these circumstances. Vice President Biden joined President Obama, Sergeant James Crowley and Professor Henry Louis Gates yesterday in the Rose Garden to discuss their prior incident.… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 31, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - Japanese Firm's Sexy Black House

Check out this sleek, sexy house designed by Japanese firm FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects. With a black exterior and white courtyard, it's no surprise that the interior is full of contrast with both light and dark rooms. Although the house doesn't look too big in size, I like how they set up the space to make it look spacious and clean.

I'm really…


Added by Eugene on June 23, 2009 at 11:30am — 7 Comments


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