Luxury homes with unconventional architecture
Architects of today’s times are happy challenging the norms and resolving ordinary problems in extraordinary ways, resulting in the creation of something very innovative and unconventional that actually pushes the relationship between art and architecture. Also, the housing market, which is feeling a surge in interest for homes with innovative design and unconventional architecture, as people now demands something beyond conventional family homes, has been a strong motivational factor for architects to design unconventional, yet luxurious homes. Earlier, we have seen some of the world’s most expensive homes, now it’s times to see some of the luxurious homes with unconventional architecture.
1. Unique Villa With Exclusive Architecture
Location: With an exclusive designing and architecture, Unique villa is located in Son Vida, Palma, ML 07013 Spain.
Highlight: Boasting unusual light effects, consisting of finest crystal with a special LED technology installed on the surface of this beautiful building, which can be programmed changing colors as you wish, is one of the extraordinary feature in this villa, making it an example of exclusive architectural design.
Accommodation: The property comprises of three buildings. Spread over three floors, the main house features a beautiful living area, TV room, lavish bedroom suites, library, kitchen and wine cellar. And, the second building is dedicated for leisure activities, as it boasts swimming pools, spa area and fitness, while the third is a guest house with area measuring 200qm2. In total, this exceptionally designed house boasts 8 full bedrooms, along with 8 full bathrooms.
Features: Some of the other amenities include the high-tech security systems, staff quarters, huge terrace with ample outdoor space overlooking stunning city and water vies, outdoor pool, and a 4 car garage.
Interested parties in the house can contact the Real Estate Office on 0034971609141.
2. Murray Legge’s Gorgeous Pool House
Location: Georgeous Pool House is located in the beautiful city of Westlake Hills, Texas.
Geographically, impervious cover and storm water runoff regulations within the city of Westlake Hills are very tight, but architect Murray Ledge came up with a sustainable and ingenious way to get around all of the regulations when it came to build a garden roof. Described as a low slung building with a permeable cover, the structures sits amicably on its site with a hill like form that truly echoes the surrounding landscape.
Highlight: Known as Pool House, this beautiful property employs a unique sustainable design strategy that is topped off with a green roof oasis. The rooftop garden sits above floor to ceiling windows that makes the roof covered in coneflowers, black-foot daisies, and native grasses appear as it is floating in the air.
Features: From the main house, the pool house virtually disappears, showing only a rich rug of vegetation. And, the garden roof top with more than 10-inches soil, it mimics the natural way the earth absorbs rainwater; the drain house actually cut into the metallic frame that anchors the garden act like boat scuppers, allowing any excess water to flow out.
Reducing the overall building’s footprint, much of the project’s equipment and program is stacked underneath the garden roof, rather than being spread out over the site.
3. The Low-Emission Estate or an ‘organic’ sculptural house
Location: Set in an upscale suburban neighborhood around a country club in Minneapolis, also nicknamed ‘City of Lakes’ in Minnesota, United States.
Highlight: A cancer survivor and her husband strive to build a high-design, toxin free home. This Minneapolis couple, the wife in treatment for ovarian cancer, decided to replace her husband’s mold-riddled, 1950s-era home with a new toxin-free space, a place that would reduce their exposure to chemicals and toxins that have been linked with cancer to help prevent any of the further fatal occurrences.
The house was built without any PVC piping, which contains toxins and fatal carcinogens. Instead, long-lasting cast-iron pipes were used.
All the water in the house runs through an elaborate purification system located in a central control room.
The house is equipped with the hospital-grade air filter system. Also, the couple sought out breathable and porous building materials that can contract and expand slightly over time.
Walls are made from recycled wood-fiber and concrete blocks, which helps cut down on the humidity inside the home. And, some of the internal walls are covered in American Clay, a type of plaster that significantly resists mold.
A roof planted with succulents and wildflowers helps insulates the house, while improving air quality.
Interestingly, the couple was unable to find out any satisfactory national standard for building a toxin-free ‘healthy’ home at that time. So, the Geers began personal year-and-a-half journey of reading case studies, consulting the health experts and visiting factories to research all the claims of various materials, from the pipes to tiles in the laundry rooms. Ms Geer, who now heads a cancer foundation, said that there was no source that said “here’s the solution’. And, for not sacrificing the house design while making it healthy, the couple hired architect Jack Snow of RKD Architects in Vail, Colo., to help them build an organic sculptural house or the Low-Emission Estate.
Accommodation: This 6,800 sq. ft visually dramatic house boasts five full bedrooms, six bathrooms. From outside, one sees 2 large walls of stacked stone, with a curved wall of wood-framed windows slung between them. And, inside there are curved stones and wood walls, dramatic copper accents and custom artwork.
Some of the other features include a great room with 28-foot ceiling, a central corridor overlooking the first floor, a clear acrylic tube elevator, glass and steel floating stairs which leads to the basement with 12-foot ceiling, a large game room, bedrooms for guests and an indoor driving range.