10 Brilliant Home Designs (These Homes Will Amaze You!)

10 Brilliant Home Designs (These Homes Will Amaze You!)


– [Reacher] Home design
is a hot topic of debate when it comes to personal taste. Meanwhile there are those that think outside those boundaries and shun the societal norm. I’m Reacher and today we’re bringing you 10 crazy and unique homes
from around the world. Before we get started, this
episode of Mind’s Eye Design is brought to you by HOVR,
the under-desk leg swing. HOVR promotes active sitting by allowing the user to burn calories through lower body movement while seated. So if you missed your
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website using the link below. – [Announcer] Number 10. – [Reacher] This giant pine cone is the dream of squirrels everywhere. Hanging 35 feet in the air and suspended from the redwood trees in
Bonny Dune, California, this tree house blends
perfectly into its surroundings. The only way to enter the tree house is by climbing a steep ladder and crawling through a trap door. But once inside, the views
of the forest above and below make the precarious
journey well worthwhile. The see-through panels simultaneously provide 360 degree views for those inside while reflecting the colors of
the forest for those outside, which allows it to be camoflauged among the surrounding trees. The interior features a double bedroom while down below at ground
level is a small bathroom that includes a shower, sink, and toilet. Although it’s no longer
available to visit with Air Bnb, there’s good news if you like it, as it’s currently on
the market for $150,000. (lively music) – [Announcer] Number nine. – [Reacher] Life in a big
city can be stressful. That’s why Japanese architecture
studio Lifestyle Kubu designed Reigns. At first the Fukushima based
home looks extremely bland as it’s composed of various concrete walls stacked within one another and
having no external windows. It looks more like a Mayan temple than a traditional home, which
makes for a stark contrast to the conventional apartment
buildings that neighbor it. Inside the house manages
to be full of natural light through the use of open courtyards that encircle the living spaces. This allows residents to venture outside while still being sheltered
from the surrounding city life. – [Announcer] Number eight. – [Reacher] Casa Aruga, on the
outskirts of Santiago, Chile, has been nicknamed The Caterpillar House for the way its steel exterior tilts up and down the sloping side. As no construction is
permitted above 3300 feet, locals wishing to live
in the mountain foothills need to get creative. As a result, the architect
chose to use shipping containers for the construction materials. Using these made the owners
have the added benefit of a short construction time as well as lowering the final cost. The home’s rusty brown exterior allows it to morph into the
surrounding Andes mountains and its structure allows air to run through the shipping containers
and keep the house cool. There’s even a lap pool and jacuzzi built into one of the side decks, allowing some respite from
the harsh mountain climate. – [Announcer] Number seven. – [Reacher] The S House inside Tama, Japan is composed of intersecting
diagonal planes and stairs encased in an entirely
glass external structure. The resulting effect: a house that looks completely see through where the abundance of natural light, together with its white walls, combine to make the house
glow brightly in daylight. Well positioned furniture
and interior walls offer some privacy for
the bathroom and bedroom. However, being in the rest of the house feels like living in a fish bowl where people can watch your every move. This transparency is a
theme for the designer who wanted to play on the relationship between space, nature, and humans. (lively music) – [Announcer] Number six. – [Reacher] Home to former
Playboy model Barbie Benton, the Copper Palace is like a
27,000 square foot spaceship. Every wall and surface is unique, making the home awash with color. From the dome shaped projection room to the crystal themed disco, each room has a unique aesthetic with custom furniture and decorations. Designed to be able to accommodate
a 150 person dinner party but also provide for privacy, the architect opted to build
four separate stairwell pods into its seven floors. These pods jut out just above each other but don’t offer views into another pod, so it’s as if there are
different mini spaceships combining to create one giant mothership. Seen from the front it gives the illusion of one massive window wrapping
around the entire house. – [Announcer] Number five. – [Reacher] Hidden away
in the Coachella Valley is a three bedroom four bathroom house nestled in among the rocks. Built in 1993, the owner’s
only request to the architect was that their new home would not be a box with windows. And from the look of things
it seems he delivered. You could be forgiven for imagining the interior would feel
like living in a cave, but although it consists mostly of rock, it has a warm feeling
due to its curved walls, flowing ceilings, and
use of organic materials. Natural light also filters through from the concrete panels above, making the home bright despite
the harsh climate outside. (lively music) – [Announcer] Number four. – [Reacher] This towering structure in the remote Alaskan wilderness looks like it was imagined
right out of a Dr. Seuess book, hence the local nickname
of the Dr. Seuess house. The owner planned to build a
1600 square foot log cabin, as he wanted a home with a
better view of the mountains. Once he realized he could
put pillars on the top of it, it dawned on him to put a
house on top of the house and he just kept on going from there. The only reason he stopped is that he would encroach
on federal air space if he had continued. The structure currently
stands at 185 feet tall. Although you can’t visit
the house in person you can hire a pilot and fly overhead. (lively music) – [Announcer] Number three. – [Reacher] Once touted as an icon of organic modernist architecture, the Bavinger House was demolished in 2016. The exterior looked a bit
like a children’s jungle gym with a matted brown roof that spiraled up around the
house in a fan structure, which was supported by cables that attached to the 55
foot tall central mast. On the inside the ground floor was made up of plants, pools, and
an external rock wall encompassing the home that made it look more comfortable to climb the staircase rather than walk up it. There were also no interior walls, leaving one to draw
curtains across the room to create a sense of privacy. Ultimately it met its demise
due to funding problems that were exacerbated by
damage from a storm in 2011. – [Announcer] Number two. – [Reacher] When the Wave House was built it certainly made waves in the community. And no, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say it that way. The outside walls are covered in over 300 custom pieces
of wide aluminum paneling positioned to achieve a cascading effect. The front door, which
is the main focal point, is constructed entirely
from skateboard decks. At the back of the house by the pool, the paneling on the house changes to mimic how a bird’s feathers overlap. This helps to keep the house drier as well as cooler by
promoting air circulation. The designer used the theme of nature so that nothing is repeated. Even the interior wall
tiles are placed differently to create unique effects
throughout the house. The use of white on both the
exterior and interior walls allows the design to play on shadows, giving the effect of the first floor flowing into the second
and blurring together. – [Announcer] Number one. – [Reacher] This final entry on our list is actually a 13 home apartment building located in Guilford, Connecticut, now known affectionately
as the Spaceship Building. The structure was built in the 1980s by a couple looking to
build luxury condominiums who asked a local architect to
create something really wild. The result was an elevated structure, which initially horrified
the local residents, who called it monstrous and tried to prevent it
from even being built. A now legendary impassioned
speech by the architect meant the planning board
passed its proposal. Two years and 2.5 million dollars later the Spaceship building was born. Its copper clad exterior
may have weathered into a more bronze patina, but its place is now submitted
as a symbol of the town. (lively music) – Hey guys. This is Cassie. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments below what you found to be the
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25 thoughts on “10 Brilliant Home Designs (These Homes Will Amaze You!)

  1. My Uncle built his home inside hill keep him cool in summer & winter built in solar panels plus get power from the wind!

  2. 6 looks great, lets play for a entire month with no boredom.
    5 looks close to nature.
    1 also looks great and is my favourite of them all

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  4. these homes rarely live beyond their eccentric owners…most lack garages, parking , privacy and even a kitchen in the case of the pine cone

  5. wow, some of these are incredible great vid guys!!!! I'm hoping someday I can travel to some of these places!!! I loved the house pancake stack!

  6. I love these! In the future, is it possible to put the city and country on screen while you are talking about it. like you did in decription. I'm hearing inpaired and don't always understand names right off. Thank you very much.

  7. Very well thought of designs. Many of them you could tell they had security, privacy, and natural settings too. My thinking cap to those who brought in nature into the mix. Love to see more videos on how nature or biology are integrated everyday lives.

  8. I love modern houses with plenty of natural light in the back of the house facing the landscape but not too much in the front. If it's in the front then it'll be too difficult to hide when people knock. Can you just imagine knocking at someone's door where you can see the entire inside of the house since the wall is glass and someone just walks by but never comes. Eventually you'll just have people screaming "no-one's home!!" and you and your derp face has to walk away in disgrace.

  9. Yummy food in tummy hurray .10minuts more posts to decide how fore the day ore move but .Rock sliders roll out joy day

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