Barrington House – Minimalist House with Grass Roof

Sunken into a Brentwood hillside, the Barrington House by Eric Rosen Architects is a geometric marvel. The structure is comprised of multiple polygons buried in the sloped terrain. Covered with a grass roof, the three-story home is nearly undetectable from the front. Its asymmetrical form follows the contour of the site, opening the rear to surrounding landscape. Made of board-formed concrete, metal, and glass, the interior adopts an unconventional Z shape. The top level houses the main living area and the bedrooms are below. Each level extends out to generous outdoor spaces including a poolside terrace with views of downtown Los Angeles. Here is another interesting project – Modern House In Costa Rica.

Infinity House With A Swimming Pool On The Roof

Perched atop a hill in northern Norway, the Infinity House designed by Vladimir Konovalov uses a series of large apertures in its rectangular concrete form to maximize its views of the surrounding mountains and the Norwegian Sea. The interior of the superstructure is primarily open, with the living room, kitchen, and bedroom by an oversized bookcase on one end and a black box containing the bathroom on the other. Inside the box, there’s a hidden staircase that leads up to the 21m infinity pool that makes up the roof, with a resting bath on one side, and a swimming land overlooking the water on the other. A restrained interior palette allows the colors of the outdoors to shine.

Kangaroo’s Gigantic Cockroach Raft

Finding a bug floating around in the swimming pool is bad enough, but finding a six-foot cockroach bobbing about in the water is something else entirely. Take a look at the ф. It’s perfect for people who like to swim alone. After all, chances are that most people will scatter like, well, roaches, as soon as you and your inflatable insect arrive in the pool. Like it? You can but it here.

12 Of The World’s Most Extraordinary Swimming Pools

As swimming pools get built, new standards are being set in luxury, comforts and amenities. With infinity pools having become mainstream, the trend is to have pools in unique locations such as skyscrapers. Here are 12 of the world’s most extraordinary swimming pools.

5 Unusual Floating Objects

Sometimes architects surprise us with really unusual ideas. And not just with extraordinary architecture forms but also with unusual places for their creations. We think you would agree that open sea is very weird place for swimming pool or skate ramp. But these objects do exist and in this collection we’ve gathered a few unusual floating objects to show you. Take a look!

Swimming Pool Shaped as a Stradivarius Violin

In the world of music in general and violins in particular, the name Stradivarius is sacred and revered. And here is a homeowner who has showcased his love for the 1700s era Stradivarius violin in a whole different fashion. This violin-shaped swimming pool is perfect replica of the Stradivarius and was built with great care and precision by the folk at Cipriano Landscape Design & Custom Swimming Pools. Complete with f-holes, a bridge, strings, a tailpiece, and a chin rest, the replica pool is as close to the real thing as possible. Great, huh?