1. Wozoco Apartments (Amsterdam-Osdorp, Netherlands)A zoning law and blueprint flub were the inspiration for this apartment complex. Dutch housing regulations require apartment construction to provide a certain amount of daylight to their tenants–but MVRDV architects forgot to plan for that. Their solution? To hang thirteen of the 100 units off the north facade of the block. The ingenious design saves ground floor space and allows enough sunlight to enter the east or west facade.
2. Floating Castle (Ukraine)
3. Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)
4. Free Spirit Spheres (British Columbia, Canada)
The spheres are made of two laminations of wood strips over laminated wood frames. The outside surface is then finished and covered with a clear fibreglass. The result is a beautiful and very tough skin. The skin is waterproof and strong enough to take the impacts that come with life in a dynamic environment such as the forest.
5. Cube House (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
6. Gangster's House (Archangelsk, Russia)
7. Mushroom House (Cincinnati, Ohio)
8. Upside-Down House (Syzmbark, Poland)
9. Pod House (New Rochelle, New York)
Heliotrope Rotating House (Freiburg, Germany)
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