They are very unusual.
The creation of the original houses is becoming a fashionable trend in modern urban planning. Such an unusual complexes have become the rule rather than the exception, because in many countries a very urgent shortage of land for development. That’s why the creation of a middle narrow houses for some reason to stand out and for others to fit into the available space and options. And oddly enough, even in super-thin houses people live in very comfortable conditions.
These 10 amazing and “slim” models are some of the best creations that throw a challenge of gravity.
1. The complex Gateway in Singapore
This complex consists of the Gateway two 37-storey skyscrapers thin. Its Creator IM Pei designed the building with maximum use of space. Tower Gateway on the front side look completely inconspicuous, but if you look from the end, then they get a fancy two-dimensional view.
These huge towers are located on beach road (Beach Road) in the heart of Singapore and symbolize the “Eastern Gate” and “West Gate”.
Many of the architectural Agency recognized so the original revolutionary project, but residents of the city, these towers are called “two huge cardboard boxes”.
2. Home “Happy drops” (Japan)
Home “Happy drops” (Lucky Drops), created in Japan by the architectural Bureau Atelier TEKUTO. This is a very long and narrow house has a bizarre trapezoidal shape in the form of water droplets, the width of its base is 3.2 meters and a height of 9.3 m.
3. House-iron in Manhattan (NY, USA)
The most famous skyscraper in new York city is the Flatiron building (iron) and it is at the intersection of 5th Avenue, Broadway and 23rd street. The height of the building is 82 meters and the width of the Northern facade is only 2 meters. This is one of the world’s first such a narrow and unusual buildings were designed and built by architect Daniel Burnham in 1902.
And the unusual shape was due to the fact that the land in the city was very expensive, and squeeze with such a small triangular plot had everything to the max.
4. House Skinny Haussmann Building in Paris (France)
In Paris a huge number of architectural attractions and among them stands out for its originality a very narrow building, reminiscent of the “thin slices”. This is the most famous “skinny” the building of Paris, with the name “Fine Haussmann building” (Skinny Haussmann Building).
5. Super slim residential house Icon (Icon Building) in new York (USA)
This unusual building has 43 floors and its non-trivial project gives a new kind of urban architecture and opens up new possibilities in improving the lives of its inhabitants. Because each floor has only three flats, with all rooms located on the ends of the house, with a spectacular view through the glass walls.
6. Narrowest house in Kisarazu (Japan)
The narrow building is located in the heart of Ushigome (Ushigome), in the city of Kisarazu (Kisarazu City), where the construction of houses allocated very little space. Therefore, in Japan such fine facilities are no longer considered as something extraordinary and rare. This house has a very original semi-circular balconies that offer their inhabitants a 180-degree view of the surroundings. Not only are regular apartments, but even managed to run a restaurant.
7. The narrow “Pancake” (Pancake House) in Osaka (Japan)
This super and unusual building located in Osaka and was called “Pancake” or “Razor”. In a dazzling home not only people live but also there is a restaurant with an unusual name the Try Angle.
8. “Thin House” in London (United Kingdom)
This incredible “Thin House” became a very popular tourist attraction. When approaching the house from the West side, I see his face only 2.1 meters, and I think that such a fine building should fall. But it’s just an illusion because the house is triangular in shape, and the width of the building from the other end reaches 10 meters. The reason for this unusual shape is in the location of the building, because from this angle there is a railway line, and the remaining piece of land started building.
9. “Witch house” in Odessa (Ukraine)
When construction was in full swing, it was discovered that funds ended and the architect took the unusual decision of changing the project. That turned out very fine house with the front facade looks quite ordinary building in the style of old Odessa.
But if you look at the building with the end part of the very shocking sight, because the width of the house is only 1 meter! Because of this amazing and mystical appearance, the house received a very scathing called “Witch house”.
But nothing mystical design no home, and only the skillful use of optical illusion that is created due to the fact that the side walls of the houses are designed at an acute angle.
10. House wall in Saint-Petersburg (Russia)
This is one of the most mysterious of the houses of the Northern capital, which is located on upland street. It’s not really flat look, you notice only the end angle. Everyone who sees it for the first time, there is a feeling that this is a theatrical backdrop, and not a house. This unusual building was built by architect M. B. Quart, even back in 1909, and was intended to accommodate apartment houses.
Such houses in the city were not created once and only in the last century, a very narrow building you can see on Kolomyazhsky prospectus modern design.