As with all other kinds of design work, creating good house designs is no easy task. Fortunately, we won’t be running out of new, impressive architectural designs thanks to the many talented architects all over the world. Besides, we have all the state-of-the-art technologies at our disposal nowadays. It’s really amazing how the boundaries of conventional building designs are constantly being stretched.
Today, we would like to share with you 20 outstanding archtiectural designs from all over the world. From buildings with unusual design themes to a house that stands upside down, each of them is truly a spectacle to behold.
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Habitable Polyhedron by Manuel Villa. This unusual polyhedron-shaped house was designed by Colombian architect Manuel Villa with the suburban atmosphere in mind. It’s made mainly of wood, with one wall made of glass. There’s also a round roof window, ensuring a good view of the sky at night.
Kinetic Façade Brisbane Domestic Terminal Car Park. This amazing 8-storey high, 5, 000 sq miles of suspended aluminium panels provide shade and natural ventilation to the car park within.
Diamondhouse by XTEN Architecture. This unique house extension with a creative stensil-like design belongs to a house in Santa Monica, California, USA.
UFOGEL: A Spaceship Lodge Lands on the Austrian Alps. This UFO spaceship-like house looks even cooler inside. Made almost entirely of wood, it makes a simply perfect combination with the beautiful East Tyrol landscape.
Disk Office with a Hole by Joseph DiPasquale. Built in Guangzhou, China and just recently completed, this 138-meter-tall structure was designed in the likeness of the ancient Chinese double jade disk.
Apartment Building by Studio Daniel Libeskind. This futuristic-looking apartment building in Berlin, Germany is scheduled for completion next year. Covering 10, 000 sq meters, it will house 73 apartment units.
Bloom Aquatic Farm by Sitbon Aarchitectes. Okay this probably won’t be built anytime soon, but it sure is a very interesting concept. It’s basically a phytoplankton farm that tries to cope with global warming by absorbing excess carbon dioxide while releasing oxygen.
Transparent House by by Philip K Smith. By making use of mirrors, LEDs, and other electronics, this house in California creates two optical illusions for onlookers: transparent by day, disco by night.
Floating House by Dymitr Malcew. I bet this would be the ideal home for most nature lovers out there. A house that floats on water, with enough rooms for a small family – it almost seems too good to be true.
The Barbie Dream House. This is it, the ultimate dream house for every Barbie fan. It’s painted almost entirely in pink and has 13 rooms – all with Barbie-inspired designs.
A Modular Hexagonal Home by Barry Jackson. The design of this house was inspired by the structure of a honeycomb. It has 100 sq feet of living space and can be easily expanded depending on your requirements.
The $500 DIY Glass Home by Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz. Believe it or not, this house in West Virginia was built with just $500. It’s made of wood and recycled glass.