When comes to church, giant stained glass window and high ceiling are something easily get attention. And the beautiful home converted from an empty church in Chicago has all those features and more. As with many of these sorts of architectural projects—which intend to restore a space in a completely different way—the inside was gutted, but the shell of the structure remained intact.
Hiding among the green forests of Germany’s Grünwald, this extremely beautiful house surpasses by far any concept of what one might expect from a home. Be in harmony with nature, its landscaped roofs almost camouflage the nearly 9,000-square-foot home even from an aerial view. There are many playful designs elements you can easily notice – playful window fronts, gracefully forged balconies, swirling intarsia wood floors, seven unique fireplaces, colourful mosaics, custom-made furniture and carpet and park-like garden which can be accessed from all rooms. They more time you spend in the room, the more details you will find. Leaf, branch, and petal shapes can be found everywhere in the house. Besides all these unique interiors, this residence also accommodate a library, a gym, a music room, and a special car elevator that accesses an underground, six-car garage, a nearly Olympic-size indoor swimming, and a second pool is disguised by park-like gardens to look like a natural swimming hole. Really spectacular designs and so its price – 23 millions.
Designed by Prototype Design Lab, “The Aldo House” is an impressive residence located in Southern Ontario, Canada. The house is punctured by an atrium that runs the full-length of the house, topped with an equally long skylight. The rest of the building is developed around this central axis, continuing the game of harmonic volumes. Next to this architectonic path appears the most public area with the living room, dining room and kitchen, which opens directly onto a large, expansive back patio. The sculptural staircase leads to the second floor, which is again divided by the naturally-lit atrium. On one side are three identical children’s bedrooms, and on the other side a master suite complete with sitting area and library that overlooks the back yard and space below. A living moss wall and a bamboo garden is visually pulled into the inner spaces through a wooden deck, thus blurring the indoor-outdoor boundaries.
Located in Queensland, Australia, Planchonella House is a beautiful house with playful concrete lines, designed by architect Jesse Bennett and his wife, interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo. Making most of its tropical rainforest environment, you can really separate the outside enviroment with inside interiors of the house. The wings created on each side of the edge float into the surrounding rainforest and become part of the tree canopy. The whole design is wrapped around the courtyard, which is an oasis that provides sun, light, ventilation, happiness, activity, visual stimulation, and entertainment. It also provides connection to the surrounding rainforest, connection from one part of the house to another, and acts as the focal node to the promenade experience of moving through the house. Moreover, the wide usage of glass making the house fully blended with its surroundings. Indoor plants can be seen everywhere inside the various rooms. Even the featured wall in bedroom are reminds you of the nature. The whole place is full of a sense of freedom and freshness.