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Surely the Desert House Was Built by Aliens

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Crouched like an alien artefact in the desert at Joshua Tree is this amazing structure.

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Miles from anything, it seems the concrete is made by just grinding up the rocks.

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Usually this sort of arty idea is not well executed…

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…but this is so confidently detailed, it is as if an alien race had been building this way for centuries.

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And they were familiar with grinding rocky planets into homes away from home.

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The curves of the roof flawlessly transition into a new set of curves in the pillars holding it.

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Nothing but the vast desert beyond gives you plenty of warning should curious earthlings venture too near.

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Here, your fellow travellers will revel in the curious air of Earth.

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Imagine sleeping here, while keeping one watchful eye out for your returning spaceships.

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The living room is well designed to accommodate your species visiting here from another planet.

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Some of the interiors do get a little hokey…

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But the aesthetic is amazingly consistent throughout.

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In the Desert House, America has a national heritage building at Joshua Tree National Park.

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Unsurprising that this took a decade to handcraft.

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The (earthling) architect  Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, born in 1934, has created a true work of art.

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A Crazy Psychedelic Home for an Artist

 

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Artist Kat O’Sullivan bought a dilapidated 1840s home in New York and has made her home reflect her various art as Katwise.
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Like her artwork, the homestead takes a trip down memory lane to the psychedelic extravaganza of the 1960s, even down to the Volkswagon bus.

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The artist and her partner embellished the original 19th century farmhouse with structural as well as painterly touches.
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Each section is sharply delineated by black-painted structural outlines, giving it the appearance of liquorice cubes
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Even the tulips are going along with the lurid colour palette!
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And some slabs of drab sandstone are clearly just itching to be multicoloured to match.
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Kat creates art with “a million colors.”
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Of course, she can’t paint the sky to match the vision.

But hey – it’s not the 1960s any more – now she can just Photoshop in the sky that she wants!

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The Illusory Water Lily House by Guz

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Singapore’s Water Lily House by Guz Architects centers on a clever illusion.

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The amazing tromp d’oeuill turns the second floor into what appears to be a typical Singapore house on a grassy lawn.

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Arriving at the house overlooking this grassy lawn, you feel that you are at ground level…

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…until you look to the edge of the lawn.

Below is another world.

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The extensive green roof doubles the garden space – which doubles the cooling effect of green growing grass.

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With its contemporary black and white colour palette, the house is as cool as it is refreshing.

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Rough polished slate tile works perfectly with thick tropical hardwood shutters that turn to direct breezes.

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The all white, black and rich wood tones make the perfect foil for the rampant greenery.

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The living room on the actual ground floor opens up fully on three sides, thanks to floor to ceiling glazing.

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Outdoor rooms predominate in the tropical climate.

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Under the pool is yet another world. An intriguing subterranean assortment of brick or tile structures.

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And here we are viewing the house from the actual ground floor – hint – see pool at rear.