Top Gear Must-Haves for an Extraordinary Home

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This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings. This month the team behind OpenBuildings has a brand new invite-only site and brand new content to share with you from the sister site www.clippings.com! Below you will not only see the normal selection of great architecture but also also links to thematic selections of inspirational content, which might help you start your very own design project and get matched with design professionals.

Have you ever imagined what it could be like if you had never seen anything anyone else had in their house but could do anything you can think of?  Here is a selection of some top gear you might need in order to create an unusual but highly original and fun-filled home. Your kids would adore it too!

Robert Konieczny KWK Promes: Safe House

image: KWK Promes

image: KWK Promes

A transformer safe house offers – 2 in 1 – thievery protection & a home cinema of considerable scale.

Level Architects: House with a Slide

image: Shinichi Tanaka

image: Shinichi Tanaka/Level Architects

A slide for a real playground feel and facilitated movement around the house.

MVRDV: Balancing Barn

image: Edmund Sumner

A swing is always a must-have at home, but a much more exciting one in the particular setting.

Sou Fujimoto Architects : House H

image: Iwan Baan, www.iwan.com

A window on the floor.

Ensamble Studio: Hemeroscopium House

image: Ensamble Studio

A daring swimming pool outdoors.

Guz Architects: Fish House

image: Guz Architects

A daring underwater room indoors.

Takeshi Hosaka: Room Room

image: Koji Fujii Nacasa&Partners Inc

image: Koji Fujii Nacasa&Partners Inc

Trees inside the house.

Senosiain Architects: Nautilus House

image: Jaime Jacott

Garden inside the house.

Yuko Shibata Office: Switch

image: Yuko Shibata

image: Yuko Shibata

Moving walls and furniture contribute to transformer rooms.

denieuwegeneratie: Dutch Mountain

image: John Lewis Marshall

images: John Lewis Marshall

3 in 1 – a playground roof, sci-fi windows and furniture and a car library.  They speak for themselves.

 

Antonina is an architect who has recently joined the OpenBuildings team to take over Community Outreach. Believes in interdisciplinary approach to architecture and everything else, fascinated by Japanese and Dutch design, typography and all things inspired.
OpenBuildings is a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of contemporary and conceptual architecture from around the world that exists as a website and application for iPhone, and recently - Android, which enable users to find, learn about and share nearby buildings of architectural merit.
  • Some great spots Antonina. My favorite is the house with a slide. I want my kids to be inspired, not bored in my house and this is one way to keep them entertained! Also really like the architecture for the safe house aka “The Zombie Proof” house! :)

  • antonina

    David, thanks, glad to hear! The Zombie-proof house is one of my top-admired examples of contemporary architecture too. I also find some great curious stuff over at Origin of Cool – keep that content coming! :)