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13 Unique Home Designs in the World

Humans seem to never run out of wits when designing a unique house. From the craziest ideas to the most absurd concepts, creative people always find

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Humans seem to never run out of wits when designing a unique house.

From the craziest ideas to the most absurd concepts, creative people always find ways to channel their inspiration.

This idea usually comes because people are "forced" creatively to outsmart narrow land or unused buildings.

In this article, you will find several unique types of houses such as the smallest house in the world, transparent houses, and many more.

Let's take a look at some unique home designs that might stimulate creativity.

Unique Home Design in the World

1. The Giant Clam House in Mexico


This house with a creative design was made by Javier Senosiain in Mexico City.


Built in 2006, this house is inspired by works by Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright.


Even though it seems to have a strange appearance, this house is actually designed to blend in with the surrounding environment or so-called "Bio-Architecture".

2. Shoe House in Pennsylvania, United States


Haines Shoe House is a shoe-shaped home located in Hellam Township, Pennsylvania.

Built by Mahlon Haines in 1948, the purpose of this house was to advertise shoes.


However, over time, the house that used to be rented out has now changed its function to a tourist spot that is open to the public.

3. Slide houses in Japan


This house will make you feel like a child again.


LEVEL Architects designed this house with a slide that connects the three floors inside.


If you visit, will you use the stairs or the slide?

4. The Waterfall House in Pennsylvania, United States


Fallingwater is a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935.


When completed, this house entered the list of one of 28 houses that must be visited before you die in Smithsonian magazine.


This house, which was partly built on top of a waterfall, is indeed one of the unique houses and also extraordinarily attractive in terms of design.

5. The World's Narrowest House in Poland


Keret House is actually an art installation that represents a different historical period between the 2 buildings that flank it.


With a size of 92 x 152 centimeters, this building deserves to be called one of the smallest houses in the world.


6. A House on a Rock in Serbia


In 1968, a group of young swimmers rested on this rock.

After that, they decided to build a comfortable resting place on it.


Then, one of the swimmers modified the place into a house a few years later.

7. UFO Homes in France


Even though it is shaped like a UFO, it turns out that this house is not only unique.


This unique house also functions to maximize the sun's energy that radiates to the earth.


With this function, the surrounding environment will be further helped by the warmth that this building provides when winter arrives.

8. Transparent House in Japan


This house was built by Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo.


Inspired by their tree-dwelling ancestors in Japan, this house looks stunning from the outside.


However, it seems that the biggest problem for residents is the lack of privacy.

9. Stone House in Portugal


If you are already bored with houses made of bricks and cement, maybe you will be interested in this one house.

However, many people think that this house never existed, aka a hoax, because the photos seemed edited.

After being tracked by one of the television stations there, it turned out that this house really exists and has even appeared in a Portuguese film entitled "Moon".

10. Skateboard houses in the United States


Having an eccentric design, this one house is truly a skateboarder's dream house.


How come? This unique house allows you to skateboard inside or outside the building.


11. Piano House in China


This strange house shaped like a piano and violin was built in 2007 in Huainan.


Designed by Hevey University of Technology, this house was built on a scale of 50:1.


Apart from that, its unique shape makes this building popular with tourists.

12. Green Facade Houses in Austria


This house designed by Weichlbauer Ortis is located in Frohnleiten, Austria.


In addition, this house is made of cube-shaped concrete covered with soft velvet  Astroturf.


The design of this residence is deliberately made in such a way as to blend in with the natural appearance around it.

13. Hind House


Located on the Loddon River, England, this house was designed by John Pardey Architects, winner of the 2009 RIBA architecture award and the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Even though the appearance looks very simple, this house has been designed so as not to be flooded from the river by raising its height.

You can enter this house through the iron stairs that appear at the front of the house.

Here are some unique home designs that might inspire your creative side.
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