Some houses are not ordinary enough to fit into a major metropolis, but there is a city where they are all located. Let’s take a tour of the most notable landmarks and their esteemed architects.
If you look up, you will see a few houses that float. Laurent Chehere’s Flying Houses come directly from the Belleville and Menilmontant neighborhoods of Paris, sometimes with drying laundry attached. That vertical cascade is Natalie’s Mobile, a series of 30 houses made of white paper.
For residents that don’t want to float independently but still want some height, there is Terunobu Fujimori’s Tetsu Teahouse, a space where one or two people can enjoy a cup of tea after climbing up a tree trunk. Margaret’s Tall House comes with a pair of birds that sing from its rooftops. Few people venture into this One-Legged Farmhouse, though.
Those who prefer a strictly natural approach are fond of David’s Log Cabin, made from recycled wood in a tightly-packed geometric composition. The Chicken Gardener offers a Portable Greenhouse, which allows you to move a cold frame to the garden bed of your choice.