Aut cum scuto aut in scuto
The hovel at the White Wolf Mine is built on a ridgeline that gives much the same effect without having to build a tower.
I suppose this is some kind of architectural statement but... this has to be the most inhospitable house I think I've ever seen. Narrow spaces, inaccessible tight corners, spartan uncomfortable furniture. Even the woodstove looks cold.
But such a view !! I like the disappearing dining table.
What ? No elevator ! How do I get my Steinway into the house ?
Dehydrate it, put it in a cardboard box, carry it up the stairs and add water.
The people down the hill from me in the East Kootenays, a lady architect and her builder husband, put up something like that. It's main feature, which I kind of like, is a gigantic solid glass triple garage door which rolls up to open the living room to the outdoors. It's mounted on a big counter-weighted axle and rotates all of a piece.The locals call the entire weird construction the garage-mahal and sneak onto the property to look at at it.
"Because I can" is a reason, I guess....
Bet it vibrates like mad in a snow or wind storm.
If you like running up and down stairs, I guess.
If you're over 30 and have even a touch of arthritis in your knees, this probably isn't going to work for you. A house built exclusively for retired professional cyclists and other athletes. It's pretty but it's probably the most user-hostile living space I've ever seen.
That's one helluva deer stand.
Back door? Fire escape? Plumbing?
Built for retired athletes? Ever seen one try to walk? They, almost all, have serious knee problems and stair walking isn't their long suit.I have rarely seen a 'modern' design that I liked, they all look as cold inside as they do outside. Agreed, just because you can dream it up doesn't mean it isn't a nightmare.
Silly architectural statement. Unnecessary labour just to exist in such an inhospitable chilly interior.