Top 7 Coolest Houses in the World
Finding the great home is not always easy process. Most people, if they are lucky can hire talented and creative architects that can plan their future home. On the other hand, others may prefer to purchase their own house and land through a building company. Some of the world’s best architects are so creative and out of the wall that have created some of the coolest and weirdest homes. If you always wanted to be different and not to fit in the cliché and the norms this world offers, then probably you will love the following list. Here you can see Coolest Houses that are real copies of the Flinstones, transparent houses where the people who live inside can’t have any privacy or small house of one square meter. Enjoy.
#1. Transparent home, Japan
They literally have nothing to hide in this completely transparent house. It seems kind of odd and scary to spend a few nights in the see-through house located in Tokyo, Japan. It was built by Sou Fujimoto Architects, inspired by our ancient predecessors who inhabited trees. The home owners for sure have a lot of day light but zero privacy. Even the people who live inside can see where they are every time. The architect says that the house is not hermetically isolated.
#2. Skateboard house, USA
The PAS house is the first house designed to be used for skateboarding, but also for dwelling. The Skateboard House is the project of a private residence, and it is built in Malibu, California. In this house residents can skate any areas and surfaces, in and outside. The client and visionary of the project is Pierre Andre Senizergues (PAS), a former World champion and Pro Skater and the founder of Etnies.
#3. Former water tower is now a home; Belgium
This tower was built nearly 100 years ago, and was once even used as a Nazi hide-out during the World War 2. The house is a 100-feet high water tower that was in service till 1990. The Bham Design Studio started developing this tower renovation project in 2007, and eventually it ended up being a single family apartment, structured on five floors. The terrace on the top floor offers a beautiful panorama, overlooking the Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel. Most of the original concrete elements were preserved during the reconstruction, aiming to keep the building strong. That even meant keeping the 250.000 liters concrete water basin.
#4. Dick Clark’s Flintstones Inspired Home, USA
This single-story structure home with it’s rocky interior looks was made to completely resemble the prehistoric home of Fred Flinstone. Television legend Dick Clark is owned this place but then decided to sell it for $3.5 million. This real-world version of the Flintstones’ home has one bedroom and two bathrooms, a fireplace and several glass windows offering views of the Serrano Valley, the Boney Mountains, the Channel Islands and the Pacific Ocean. It is located in Miami, Florida.
#5. World’s Smallest 1sq Meter House, Germany
This house was designed by the Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel and founder of Hartz IV Möbel. It is called “One-Sqm-House” and is probably the smallest house in the world. It is a do-it-yourself wooden structure, with only one square meter of space and can be used as a dwelling place, mobile kiosk or even an extra room inside your apartment. It has a flipping mechanism, so it can be used both vertically and horizontally. It has a wooden frame, slide window and a lockable door. The house weighs only 40 kilos and has wheels, so can be moved around easily, or maybe even lift it in your own arms. Le-Mentzel decided to build a place only for himself: ”It’s the only square meter in the world where I can decide what direction the window looks in, what direction the door opens in, what neighbors I have,” he said. He has spent a lot of time during his life as a refugee and lived in social homes. It was the main reason why he decided to design this tiny house.
#6. Slide house, Japan
This is perfect if the owners have small children, but even adults can’t resist this lovely house with slides. Japanese Studio LEVEL Architects has designed this unusual three-story family house with a slide that connects all three floors. This fun house contains with staircases and a corridor on one side, and the slide on the other side, which together form a circular route around the central area of the place. It is extremely fun to slide down to the living room instead to walk down the stairs. The owners would probably never get bored at home.
#7. Stone house, Portugal
You wouldn’t even consider that this rock can actually be a home in which people live. Only the rooftop can make you wonder what is going on, but then if you go around it you will see a door, a chimney and windows. It is a great tourist attraction in the country.