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August 19, 2013
As the writer Victor Hugo once said, "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." These three unconventional homes from Llers, Spain to The Big Apple transcend from the norm with their innovative concepts and angular designs.
Modern hydroponic rooftop garden

It Takes a Villa

An angular hydroponic rooftop garden gently tops this suburban sustainable home in Liers, Spain.

Photo by: Gunnar Knechtel

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It Takes a Villa

The concrete volumes of the glass-clad upper and lower floors are independent to allow expansion and compression.

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A narrow terrace—one of three—hangs precariously over the street.

The Penthouse Has Landed

This dazzling penthouse by architect Delugan Meissi's narrow terrace hangs precariously over the streets of Vienna.

Photo by: Hertha Hurnaus

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The “culinary cockpit” (a.k.a. the kitchen) stands at the center of the apartment on a raised platform. A long, white slanted counter contains hi-fi speakers and a BUS-system panel of 18 buttons for controlling lights, curtains, heating, ventilation, etc.

The Penthouse Has Landed

The “culinary cockpit” (a.k.a. the kitchen) stands at the center of the apartment on a raised platform. A long, white slanted counter contains hi-fi speakers and a BUS-system panel of 18 buttons for controlling lights, curtains, heating, ventilation, etc. 

Photo by: Hertha Hurnaus

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Modern apartment renovation in New York

All Together Now

In this diminutive New York apartment’s new incarnation, the main living area is a family room that morphs—after the boys go to sleep in the back bedroom—into the parents’ lair. As Krastev puts it, “During the day it’s a one-bedroom apartment, at night, a studio.”

Photo by: David Allee

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Sculptural wall shelving ceiling renovation

 

All Together Now

The overhead skylight, finished in matte, provides a visual flurry. "It’s kind of a melting design that comes from above and goes down the shelves,” says architect Erich Schoenenberger of su11 architecture + design.

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Modern hydroponic rooftop garden

It Takes a Villa

An angular hydroponic rooftop garden gently tops this suburban sustainable home in Liers, Spain.

Photo by: Gunnar Knechtel

Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.

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