August 4, 2016

Architecture with springy nets...

... stretched across atria...



More examples at that first link, and the rest of the house in that photograph here.

18 comments:

Static Ping said...

It's a neat house. I am about the net given that the results will be unpleasant if it breaks with someone in it. That's going to be an ongoing cost to have it inspected and repaired. If you built something like this in a high property tax area, the taxes would not be pleasant either.

mockturtle said...

Fun to play on, hard to walk on.

Terry said...

Looks like a lot of complex maintenance.
It doesn't look like a village, either. It looks like a zoo. Do you think the architect was having something over on his customers?

tim maguire said...

Pretty cool on the inside, ugly on the outside. Do architects do stuff for the non-rich?

Original Mike said...

Floors are easier.

Kate said...

If it ain't in "Pattern Language", it's not right.

madAsHell said...

It looks like a zoo.

I saw a barnyard, and sheds in which they performed acts of animal husbandry.

readering said...

I feel like I had a deprived childhood.

Rob said...

It does look like a zoo, but it'd be more enlightened if they used moats rather than cages to isolate the boys.

Unknown said...

Husbandry! Were they married?

David said...

Hard not to like but . . .

No bed wetters.

"No Country for Old Men."

Fred Drinkwater said...

Sadly when I see something like this my first thought is building / fire / safety code violation. Normal folk can't pull this off - takes bucks or connections. I speak from experience.

Big Mike said...

Hammock-type netting is not that comfortable to sit in, lay in, or move around in.

rehajm said...

Needs caption à la Unhappy Hipsters.

Unknown said...

Is there anything keeping those kids from slipping and rolling down the slope and out that big open window other than, apparently, the hipster parents' bad luck?

lgv said...

"Blogger tim maguire said...
Pretty cool on the inside, ugly on the outside. Do architects do stuff for the non-rich?"

Agree. I hate the shingles. The image on Althouse is cropped. If you go to the link, you see all these shelves on the wall of the net room that go to the top gable. Totally unusable shelves.

Yes, architects do stuff for the non-rich. Not as often and it is still over-designed from a cost prospective. Sometimes you have to tell the architect exactly what you want in order to get something affordable.

Peter said...

"It doesn't look like a village, either. It looks like a zoo."

It's what you build when you can no longer stand to look at your teenagers (or boomerangs) and figure it's not worth the effort to supervise them anyway.

Although it is remarkably inefficient in materials and labor (and energy to heat and cool all that, if you live in a climate where that's necessary) to build all those smaller structures instead of just building one larger box.

Roy Jacobsen said...

Huh. My first thought was "Don't go there if you're wearing a skirt. Or a kilt."