The “Classic” Black Brick House By Michal Nowak

Based in Wrocław, Poland, Michal Nowak posts most of his designs on the creative art platform Behance, where they thrive and receive much praise from architecture and design fans. The “Classic” House is no different. Designed with black brick, the house is beautifully brutalist with sharp edges and a unique stacked structure. Large windows open the edifice to plenty of natural light and a flat rectangular chimney protruding from the home’s roof implies a warm hearth in its interior. A beautiful gray metal fence borders the house, ceasing momentarily for the driveway where an Audi R8 is parked. If I were a conceptual person, I would love to live here, if I could conceptually afford it. And though it’s just a concept, it is substantially cool. Meanwhile you can check real brick house.

Futuristic Concept House For Ones Who Saw Everything

This time we want to show you really crazy house – the Pyramid Solo House by TNA Architects. This wild pyramid is just one of 12 ‘ Solo House ‘ projects underway in Matarrana, Spain – a mountainous area in the eastern part of the country. That broader project is an attempt by French developer Christian Bourdais to capture where the cutting edge of architecture stands at the beginning of the 21st century. This particular example out of the dozen being built right now was put together by Tokyo-based firm Makoto Takei + Chie Nabeshima TNA. The two Japanese architects have a distinct style that defies the surrounding landscape yet somehow manages not to confront it. The interior of the home features large, open-air rooms, stairs that climb up the side of the inside of the inverse pyramid, and a full kitchen. Of course, the most dream-like part of the whole project is the large, pyramidal pool adjacent to the gravity-defying home. And the pool floats are triangular, too.

Sou Fujimoto Creates a Stacked Rental Space Tower for House Vision Tokyo

Commissioned by the Daito Trust Construction, Sou Fujimoto’s pavilion for House Vision 2 is a response to “redefining the rental house”. Creating a model that visualizes as a interconnected system of pathways, common areas and plant-filled terraces, the aim of the timber pavilion shows minimized private spaces to provide spacious shared spaces, such as kitchens, baths, theater rooms and gardens. The concept of rental housing has always been configured so that space for exclusive occupancy is maximized while common areas are confined to passageways. Sou Fujimoto has envisioned a solution where unlike house sharing, the living room and other spaces outside of one’s own room are shared with others, and then recombined to provide a glimpse of a comfortable and relaxing rental housing.

Conceptual Cliffside ‘Casa Brutale’ on the Aegean Sea

“Casa Brutale” is an unclad statement of simplicity and harmony in contemporary architecture. The conceptual residence, by OPA (open platform for architecture), is a chameleonic living space that teeters on the high cliffs above the aegean sea. It is a study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering, waiting hopefully to be built. “Casa Brutale” draws directly from Adalberto Libera’s Italian masterpiece Casa Malaparte; but rather than sitting above ground, it’s encased by the tender earth surrounding. The home is constructed with simple materials like wood, glass, and raw concrete, putting the focus on the landscape and ocean. Nothing extends above the ground level, and impact is limited to a single façade that separates the vertical cliff face. The roof of the residence is a crystalline pool made of reinforced glass. Its bottom is glazed, and functions as a massive skylight that floods the interior with natural light. Top-to-bottom glass covers the entire cliff-facing façade, which poetically maximizes the exposure of the home to the elements. Fifty stairs take homeowners downwards into the house, at the bottom of which is a tall, rotating door of aged wood . Internally, the rest of the home is bare, open, and simple. A cast concrete dining table is accompanied by a matching set of concrete benches, topped with a seating surface of wood. behind the seats, is a sculpturesque fireplace. A thin, steel staircase leads from the kitchen to the mezzanine, which is dedicated to the master bedroom . Like other furnishings, the bed frame is made of concrete and wood, and walls are mirrored to enhance the play of light and shadow. on the main floor, there’s a guest room, as well as a small corridor that leads to a storage area and bathroom.

Micro Home SKIT by Dachi Papuashvili

Take a look at the new micro home project created by Dachi Papuashvili and called Skit. “The skit is designated for one person usage. It is best for both: churchmen and laymen. Here are all conditions for a long term living, but also may serve for short-term isolations (for fasting, scientific or translating works, icon paintings, etc.). The building represents an insulated, reinforced construction, covered with wood. Its details will be manufactured before, what will give opportunity to build it without heavy technics at any landscape condition. Skit is an energetically independent building, producing any needed energy on solar power, and accumulating rain water. So it does not need any energy sources and communications, neither for building, nor for exploitation. There are separate spaces at skit, designated for different usages. On the 3rd floor, in one living space, there is a bedroom, a cabinet, kitchen and dining rooms (12 sq. m). On the 4th floor, there is a room for pray (4 sq. m). On the 2nd floor there are a bio toilet and shower, and finally the 1st floor is for saving solar energy batteries, rain water reservoirs and a warehouse for food and other staff.”

M House by Marcel Luchian Studio

Marcel Luchian Studio designed the minimalist M House in Singera, a town in the Republic of Moldavia. Composed of unconventional forms, the residence’s concept design also does a brilliant job of marrying materials with a combination of glass and concrete, both inside and out. The house’s structure is made up of two off-center forms, one on top of the other, steering clear of a traditional box-like design. The overhang from the second floor provides exterior coverage below, perfect for when it’s raining. The two stories also contrast in color, with the darker shade being on the bottom. The interior continues the harmonious use of light and dark materials with dark polished floors alongside white and neutral-toned furnishings and walls.

Edge House by STARH Stanislavov Architects

Today we want to show you interesting concept house “Edge House” created by Bulgarian firm STARH Stanislavov Architects. It’s a single family dwelling located in the densely vegetated suburbia of Varna, next to the sea. The residence’s peculiar plan, reminiscent of a conch shell, ends in a southern-facing full-height curtain wall orienting all programmatic elements towards the sea. Take a look!

Creative “Utriai Residence”

It’s not a wierd fantasy of an architect and it’s not a concept house. It’s a real house located in a small town called Vežaičiai in Klaipėda County of western Lithuania. Called Utriai Residence it was conceptualized by Lithuanian studio G.Natkevicius & Partners. “Built for a young family of three and set in the beautiful and lush Minija valley slope, the design of the home is contrary to the more common modern trend of using both glass and wood in a more extensive and exotic fashion. The cantilevered home offers for extra parking space while the interiors seem simple and spacious with stone and concrete being largely used. The upper levels sport floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer a lovely view of the valley and the use of neutral tones gives the interiors a laid-back and mellowed feel. With its unusual form and relatively unassuming interiors, the Utriai Residence is all about smart and savvy design.” Hope you’ll like it!

Jingzhou Sports Center

Jingzhou Sports Center in the downtown area of Jingzhou city, China, will be designed by the collaboration of Chinese practice DUO and China National Sports Group. The center will feature spiral-like rooftops linked together by a roof canopy and will sit on an area of 550 by 470 meters, and will serve as a hub of activity. It will be dedicated to athletic activities as well as for shopping, concerts and fairs. The tri-fold arrangement will house an aquatic facility, a gymnasium and a training center above which a roof canopy wraps the three structures into one. Take a look!

Gorgeous White Concept House

This conceptual white house called “Wave House” is an incredible concept by Gunes Peksen, designer from Istanbul, Turkey. Done entirely in white the Wave House is meant to imitate ripples of water. The angular structure does in fact unfold just as waves do: cascading from the inside out. The small pool set within the interior furthers this aquatic theme. Gorgeous house, don’t you think?

Luxury “The Cube” by Orange Architects

Dutch studio Orange Architects offers interesting design for the luxury apartment called “The Cube” in the eastern district of Beirut. “The form reaches the maximum allowable height to produce flexible floor plans to optimize breath taking views of the city and Mediterranean. The stacked floor plates, varying in floor area, maintain structural stability by rotating the placement of solid exterior walls by 90 degrees on each successive level. Continuous ribbon windows blurring the tangible boundaries enclose the dwelling while framing pristine views of the region. Open air verandas containing terrace roof gardens and a children’s playground are placed within the natural niches created by the buildings shifting profile. a covered parking garage is concealed at the tower’s base within a berm blanketed with native vegetation.”

Catholic Church of the Transfiguration by DOS Architects

When it comes about houses or hotels creativity of architects is huge. We’ve already shown you incredibly beautiful and sometimes strange projects like Nautilus House or Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. But this time we want to show you amazing project of catholic church of transfiguration created by London based design studio DOS Arhitects. This concept have won a competition to design a 2000-seat church in Lagos, Nigeria. The project consists of variously-sized arches at four-metre intervals, creating a swooping roof. This steel structure will contain a two-storey congregation hall with glazing at either end emphasising the hall’s height. Construction is expected to begin in 2011.

Mobile Living Module BLOOM

Another mobile living module that works absolutely independently on renewed energy sources. It’s called BLOOM and equipped by solar batteries, air and liquid solar collectors, water treating filters, the furnace of slow burning and system of processing of dust. Living space consists of entrance zone, three private living zones (each on two persons) and the general territory with lunch zone. Also BLOOM could be transformed for increasing internal space and connected with some modules together. The creator of this project Olga Kalugina claims that module is intended for six peoples from three days about one week.

Modular Festival Bar

Talanted architector from UK Ben Lark has been tasked to create an object that could be used as a bar and observation deck for parties and public events. And he done this task magnificently. Designed in futuristic style and consisted from two moduls this building performs all the tasks and looks very creative and unusual. We just should wait till this building will appear as working bar!

Living in an Egg – blob VB3

We’ve already shown you houses that were inspired by shells: Caribbean Paradise – Conch Shell House and Living in a Shell – Nautilus House. This time an egg was chosen as the inspiration. This interesting project was created by architectual design studio dmvA from Belgium. The goal was to create mobile office for Xfactoragencies. After painstaking work architects get neat little house in the form of egg. Despite its small size this mobile house has everything that might need in ordinary life: kitchen, bathroom, bed and even a lot of niches to storage a stuff. Also blob VB3 has two way out: standart one on the one of the side of the house and not so standart at the nose that can be opened automatically. Because of its small sizes this “egg house” is easily transportable.

Living in a Burrow

Architectural Studio SeARCH in collaboration with the studio Christian Muller Architects has designed and built a wonderful villa Vals. This three-level house built in Switzerland near the spa town of Vals and has already become a local landmark. The architects have left on the surface only entrance and terrace. The rest of the house completely hidden from view inside the hill. However, this does not make the villa dark and gloomy. Inside there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen-dining room and living room. Interiors are furnished in minimalistic style. By the way, you can book a room on official website of villa Vals.

Living in a Shell – Nautilus House

This amazing house was build in 2006 by Arquitectura Orgánica. A young couple with two children from Mexico City who after living in a conventional home wanted to change to one integrated to nature. The goal of this project was to make it feel like an internal inhabitant of a snail, like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister.