Who doesn’t want to live in a cool house, and most dream houses are those with the view of nothing but sea and sky. This is the type of dream house being designed Greek architects, although Greece is in a financial crunch but nothing will stop innovation. The house is called Casa Brutale and has been designed in such a way that construction will be overlooking the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. This house is from the Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) and they described the home as 'a chameleonic living space, created to serve its owner and respect the environment.'
Who doesn’t want a magnificent house like this
The house is created using concrete for both the exterior and the interior, a style known as brutalist architecture, which makes it blend in with the landscape. This house is anything but brutal; in fact it’s brutally beautiful. This house is more about the view and less about the interior designing, thus the minimal interior. One giant floor to ceiling window makes up the front of the house, this window gives the beautiful view of the sea and the sky.
“Casa Brutale redefines the harmonious coexistence of human and nature in a poetic homage to pure Brutalism,” the architects write. The underground building “benefits from a perfect homeostatic mechanism with thermal insulation from the surrounding ground, and the cooling properties of the swimming pool,” they write. “The optical impact of the building on the landscape is minimal, with only one façade on the cliff side and no volume extruding from the ground level.”
The house simply looks like something from a James Bond movie and because of its hidden location and the house containing all luxuries to keep someone occupied it has more of that villain’s lair vibe. What is even more appealing about this house is that its design allows most of the house to be out of sight and that makes it perfect for people such as celebrities to escape from all the attention for a little while. The roof of the house is actually a glass bottomed pool allowing light to flood in while at the same time acting as a great place to relax every once in a while. Heat comes from thermal insulation from the ground surrounding the structure while cool air comes from the swimming pool itself, no need for central heating/cooling systems.
It a compelling design in the making and as it is still a concept we never know whether it will be as good as it sounds but one can fantasize about escaping to a Cliffside home away from the city with nothing but natural beauty all around. This would be a dream come true for many of us, I know it is for me. Here are some pictures of this amazing beauty.