Topanga – Modern House With a Nice view in California

On this beautiful plateau, high on a ridge of the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the intention was to respond with an elemental design that strengthens a connection to nature on a vast scale while navigating the natural topography and sculptural rock outcroppings with deft precision. The most significant move was the placement of the 14 board-formed concrete bearing walls that emerge from the mountain topography to define a modest dwelling in two volumes. The L-shaped main house, balanced between airy slope and earthbound plain, forms a courtyard with the massive rock and infinity pool while the studio/carport aligns across the site establishing a powerful horizontal reference. Steel wide flange beams, anchored to the inside face of each concrete wall, form floating horizontal slabs that support steel joists and conditioned air distribution. Communicating between these slabs, and frequently pulling in from the perimeter to form exterior decks, is a handmade enclosure of metal frames in-filled with wood and glass and solid wood interior partitions that define the home’s private and service spaces. The material palette is intentionally constrained to minimize distraction and harmonize experience. Slatted screen doors and exterior shades modulate sunlight while ground-source heat pumps, supported by eight geothermal wells and 3 pole mounted solar arrays provide conditioned air. And be sure to check the following modern houses with a pools Red Rocks Residence and Casa H.

Red Rocks Residence – Modern Mountain House With a Pool

Designed by “The Ranch Mine” an award-winning husband and wife led architecture firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, this spectacular residence clings to the side of a camelback mountain. The Red Rocks House has over 2000 square feet of shaded exterior patios, extending the living of the house in every direction and providing shade for the interior spaces. Across the house there are several bi-folding custom steel screens that help shield the deck from the harsh desert sun while still allowing the breeze to come through but can be folded aside at dusk to take in the famous Arizona sunsets. And we recommend you to check Ultra-Modern House In Norwegian Mountains.

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?