First place. Crazy House.
Viet Nam, Dalat. Architect Hang Nga. It is surprising that such an extravagant and impractical house could be built in socialist Vietnam.
Wonder is charged with understanding, when you learn that his father was the head architect of the country in the 80`s.
Second place. 9-apartment complex "reversible destiny» (Reversible Destiny Lofts) in the suburbs of Tokyo - Mithaqui.
Architects Susak Arakawa (Shusaku Arakawa) and Madeleine Jeans (Madeline Gins).
The philosophy of this residential complex is fundamentally different from the philosophy of "Milogo home and home comfort.
Architects do not give to relax.
This is their method of fighting to death: to be always alert. In these rooms is unknown, where the switch and the angle must bend to crawl out. None of the apartment no toilets. Nevertheless, the apartments meet all the requirements of building codes. "You will learn to understand this apartment - said Arakawa. - It forces you to be in constant readiness and awakens instincts, so you`ll live better, longer and even forever. "
Third Place: Home of Free Spirit (Free Spirit Houses)
(British Columbia, Canada). These wooden spheres 3200 mm in diameter on the production technology is very similar to the cabin yacht. Suspended from a tree, cliff or bridge. They have an anchor to hold a permanent position. Learn more about these unique homes.
In the fourth place wooden skyscraper Archangel Nicholas Sutyagin.
38 meters tall (Nicholas built, until the sea over the horizon is not shown), 13 floors, in fact, that is, the project - two. And all that is above the roof. On the construction of a two-story homes, even a special permit is not required.
House - a sensation at the conference "A wooden building in the northern cities, in the Norwegian city of Trondheim.
Houses are going to record in Guinness Book of Records as the tallest wooden building.
And the house are going to bear on the decision of the mayor of Arkhangelsk, based on the decisions of the Office of the city`s architecture, Architecture and Building Inspection Commission and the Architectural and Construction Supervision.
In fifth place Iron House Robert Bruno.
110 tons of steel, 30 years of construction and 3000 square feet square. And impossible to live. Imagine how the night your every step from the bedroom to the refrigerator speaks loudly throughout the night the district - and the horror chilly. Not a house, and the bell.
But this house is very appropriate to look at as a backdrop for filming sci-fi movie "The Secret of the Iron Door."
House-pod (Pod house)
New Rochelle, New York. The idea of form design houses have taken the seed of wild carrot. Several cocoons are kept in balance through the transitions and the thin base.
Underground house. Earth houses.
Architect Peter Vetsch. Dietikon, Switzerland.
Eighth place is fabulous house-mushroom.
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Architect - Terry Brown, professor at the University of Cincinnati.
Ninth place: The house architect Bart Prince (Bart Prince house)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
In the tenth place - Kettle House, or "The Tank"
Also steel buildings. Galveston, Texas. It was erected in the first 50 years of the man who built the capacity for oil companies. One of the tanks and became such a house.
Originally, it was completely made of steel, but the corroded roof later replaced by wooden. It was assumed that this house will shop, but the shop was not opened.