Architectural structures: what were they thinking?, ‘Fallingwater’, China., Frank Lloyd Wright, Hotchkiss Residence, Hovenring, Minimalist House by Marià Castelló Martinez, Piano House, Pyramid House, St. Croix., The Hotchkiss Residence., Upside-down House., Villa Bio
What where they thinking? If we were to guess what these designers were thinking what would it be? Inspired by one of our follow bloggers Moorezart we have decided to use the help of quotes to aid our commentary to find those perfect words to describe ones architectural designs.
1. Pyramid House, St. Croix.
Pyramid Point, featured in Architectural Digest and selected as one of Architectural Digest World’s Greatest Homes, is a spectacular Caribbean beach-front estate located in the prestigious Shoys community east of the historic town of Christiansted, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
2. Upside-down House.
Apparently, the craze is catching on, as numerous groups China, Russia, France, Germany, and Austria to name a few have constructed their own upside down house. Why, because these popular houses attract constant visitors and tourists.
3. Piano House, China.
The Piano House constructed in An Hui Province, China was built to promote and increase tourism . The house takes the shape of a classical piano with a transparent violin attached that functions as the main entrance to the building.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Fallingwater’, designed in 1936 and built between 1936 and 1939. Fallingwater is one of the most iconic buildings that beautifully incorporates the waterfalls, making it part of their everyday life.
5. Minimalist House by Marià Castelló Martinez
The minimalist house by Marià Castelló Martínez located Formentera, Spain is quite the multi-functional beaut. The house is divided into two main areas being the studio and dwelling however, between them are library, filing cabinets, bathroom, kitchen, cupboards, and two sliding walls that can partition off spaces needed.
6. The Hotchkiss Residence.
The Hotchkiss Residence by Scott | Edwards Architects is located Vancouver Washington. This house was designed by Rick Berry, Kelly Edwards and Jason Wesolowski, and placed on the banks of the Columbia River to maximize the southern views of the river and Mt. Hood beyond.
7. Villa Bio
The Villa Bio by Enric Ruiz-Geli located Barcelona, Spain is a wonderful example of blending nature and building structures seamlessly.
Hovenring designed by ipv Delft located in the Netherlands is the world’s first suspended bicycle path. The design was born out of the need to control the growing traffic after the development of a housing estate. ‘Eindhoven City Council refrains from cyclist underpasses’, therefore the solution was to separate motorized and bicycle traffic.