Flotanta House: Exotic Wooden House Floating Above The Hillside

Designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture, this beautiful wooden house is located in Puntarenas Canton, Costa Rica, having an incredible view overlooking the ocean. The house is built on a site with very steep slope and the the view of the ocean was captured only at the mid-upper portion of the site. To conque this constraint, architecture floated the house up in the air and allow the slope, the earth, the vegetation, water, and animals to flow underneath the house. This clever decsion created a very light touch intervention that allows the terrain to breathe whilst providing a spectacular view to the ocean from the key location on the site.

Flotanta House: Exotic Wooden House Floating Above The Hillside
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Unusual Hill-side House with Roof Park Design

This unusual roof park house is located at a vacant lot with a very steep down-slope from the street in Los Angeles. Due to its location and requirement of a parking lot for two cars, Anonymous Architects came up with a daring architecture concept – put the parking lot on top of the living spaces and create an open-air “garage”. It is a logical design due to the steep terrain. With the house floating over the hillside, the structure successfully reduces the amount of foundation required. It also means the only way to access the house is over the bridge, which brings a truly a unusual floating structure. Really smart and daring architecture design.

Unusual Hill-side House with Roof Park Design
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Bloom: Futuristic Semi-submersible Farm

Bloom is a futuristic concept about marine farming designed by French firm Sitbon Architectes. The spherical structure is designed to be a semi-submersible laboratory garden, cultivating microscopic marine organisms known as phytoplankton that produce oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The floating structure is attached to the seabed by a system of cables and uses an advanced filtration system to make salt-water into fresh-water for the onboard residents. Moreover, bloom is sensitive to even the smallest sea level variations in the surrounding waters to help alert nearby nations of impending tsunamis.

Bloom: Futuristic Semi-submersible Farm
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