Somewhere I Would Like to Live

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Tvisongur Sound SculpturePhotograph via Visit Seydisfjordur

The Barcelona-based architecture aficionados share their fortnightly collection of fantasy homes

Tvísöngur, by Lukas Khüne
Tvísöngur is a particularly unique building – a jewel lost in the wilderness of Iceland – but its creator was catering to a different kind of guest to the one most architects bear in mind: sound. This acoustic sculpture, created by artist Lukas Khüne, combines five domes, each of which amplifies the wind passing through it in different ways, creating a wonderfully evocative effect in its home, Iceland.

Wilkinson Residence by Robert Oschatz
Located near Portland, USA, on top of a heavily wooded hill, is the magnificent Wilkinson Residence. Created by Robert Oshatz, this building is a prime example of how modern architecture can exist in perfect harmony with its surrounding enviroment. The wild nature outside connects with the atmosphere indoors through the glass panelled walls, and the curved shapes of the exterior structure.

Rewi Thompson House
New Zealand-born architect Rewi Thompson built his own residence in a powerful and totemic way, far from the local architecture of the surrounding area. The front is made of wood, not concrete as it appears from far away, and doesn't have any windows; it simply emerges from the trees, a heavy, foreboding and symmetrical shape.

Zielturm am Rotsee, by Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten 
This amazing project, situated right on a lake outside Lucerne, Switzerland, is a strong point of reference in the middle of its wide, native landscape. The wooden tower sits on a concrete pier and, like a boat, is surrounded by the water, making for simply breathtaking views.

House Komazawa Park, by miCo
Transforming suburban architecture into a modern piece of art which is imbued with their own eclectic philosophy – that is the goal of Mizuki Imamura and Isao Shinohara, two brilliant minds who sought to create a wide and open space from this 30-year-old wooden house, where before, everything had been fragmented. The result is a beautiful structure, which creates a striking alternative in the residential homes around it in the Tokyo landscape.

For more extraordinary spaces, visit Somewhere I Would Like to Live.