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What fabulous houses look like inside, in which you can live, although they seem to be toy
What fabulous houses look like inside, in which you can live, although they seem to be toy

Giant futuristic buildings are a sign of the twenty-first century. But the soul of an ordinary person sometimes wants something fabulous, as if from a children's book with cute and cozy children's illustrations. It turns out that there are a lot of architects who built fabulous, as if painted houses.

Dan Paulie and his huts

Dan Paulie's house outside

“There was a man in the world, / Crooked legs, / And he walked for a century / Along a crooked path. / And beyond the crooked river. / In a crooked house / We lived in summer and winter / Crooked mice”- everyone knows this poem by Kharms. It was usually accompanied by funny illustrations with lopsided, but very cozy houses. It turns out that such houses exist not only in the imagination of Kharms illustrators. In the US, they are actually made by a man named Dan Paulie.

Dan Poli is a hereditary woodcarver. He builds houses that seem extremely decorative - well, what could be inside such cramped and crooked huts? Cost of agricultural implements? But Paulie builds them habitable. True, rather temporary. For example, to accommodate a guest. However, if they order a sauna in this style or - why not - a rake shed, he also does it.

Paulie doesn't have one-size-fits-all projects. Each "crooked house" is created in a single copy. As far as the layout and balance of the walls and roof is concerned, Paulie has already worked out a real system of how to arrange everything in the best possible way. To heighten the effect, during the construction, boards and logs from houses whose age has reached a hundred years are used. Of course, they are processed first to ensure that Paulie's houses will also last a lot. Their roof is covered with shingles, which gives them a truly "ancient" look.

Interior options: bedroom for three Interior options: two beds and a laptop table

Friedensreich Hundertwasser and his coloring pages

In this house, at least three realities appear through each other

One of the most famous architects of the twentieth century, he hated symmetry, right angles, and dull colors. This is because, being a Jew by his mother, he happened to live in Austria under the Nazis. Not only did everything suddenly become dull, straight and symmetrical, but my mother also managed to shove her son into a Nazi organization for children in order to get him out of the blow. And there was even more discipline and even less joy than anywhere else. All his life after the fall of the Nazis, Hundertwasser wore socks of different colors and patterns. And if they asked him why he wears different, he answered with the question: "Why are you the same?"

Alas, Hundertwasser's aunt and grandmother died at the hands of the Nazis. It can be considered a miracle that she and her mother survived. After the war, Friedensreich tried to attend the Academy of Fine Arts. I mastered drawing from life and dropped out of school - everything was too much again … direct and dull. Nevertheless, for a very long time, Hundertwasser was precisely a painter, not an architect.

As he moved on to designing buildings, he developed several principles for himself. The building should look like it was drawn with a careless hand: lines and windows placed at different heights should make you believe that the floors inside are curved, like the ground in a forest or a field. The building should be bright. Finally, trees are very good, so buildings are best with trees, as if nature and the city sprout through each other, as if two parallel realities.

The thick black lines framing corners or dividing bright color zones give a particularly strong effect of "drawing" at home.The most famous residential building from Hundartwasser stands in his native Vienna and impresses passers-by with its appearance. It has 52 apartments, and people live in them.

Good old Vienna, a painted house and a wild forest

Issei Suma and mushrooms for pensioners

This house is called Jikka

Japanese architect Issei Suma has always been known for his unusual solutions. He could design a children's cafe as if it was drawn to play on a smartphone, or make a two-story residential building look as if one small house was placed on the ridge of the roof of another house. But his most famous work is a dwelling house for two pensioners, built in the mountains.

Sumu's work is believed to have been inspired by the mobile homes of Native Americans - what we commonly call "wigwams." But there is another opinion - that the complex of buildings ordered by women at home looks like a heap, shape and color of mushroom hats, in which, according to the illustrations in some children's books, gnomes and elves usually live.

The shape of the buildings seems complicated, but in fact, the rooms are square inside the horizontal section, which allows them to be furnished with ordinary typical furniture. A bizarre shape only at the roofs and the pool inside one of the rooms - it is made in the form of a spiral, with different depths of water in different parts of it. The total area of ​​the house for retired girlfriends is about one hundred square meters, and a wonderful view of the mountains around opens up from the large windows.

It is home to two elderly women who seem to like to invite guests It even has a small pool

Javier Senosian and organic architecture

From the outside, the house looks like a clam shell

It's not just the food and packaging in a vegan restaurant that can be organic. Mexican Senosian promotes organic architecture. Its buildings are like snakes (in hats), sharks, shells and simply hidden in the grassy hills of the caves with smooth, curved and light walls (and sometimes floors) inside. Naturally, he calculates some of the furniture himself for such interiors. In general, if Hundertwasser created the illusion of universal curvature, then Senosyan approaches the matter in a purely materialistic way. However, he has a series of buildings that look like children’s blocks of bright, "toy" colors thrown somehow.

The most famous residential building of his authorship is "Nautilus", in the form of a shell. Half of the facade of this house is a stained-glass window. It simultaneously makes the interior light and protects from the overly hot Mexican sun. Moreover, the stained-glass window is made in such a design that it looks like a scattering of tiny multi-colored pebbles that can be seen in the sand if you strain your eyes. The house was created to order for a family of dad, mom and two small children. Are they comfortable? Cosy? At the very least, you are not ashamed to invite guests and have fun playing hide and seek.

Dining room in the nautilus house Even the bathrooms look like they just grew inside the sink

Sometimes architects have a more difficult task: How the interiors of Soviet spaceships were created, and why Galina Balashova was not paid for this work.

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