If you could design your dream home, what would it look like? For me, I would come up with something nestled in the trees just beyond the beach of a pristine blue ocean. My home would have any elements of nature and the outdoors implemented. It might even resemble a treehouse or a log cabin of sorts. I would implement many modern designs complimented by rustic and raw elements of nature. I would want something larger than what you see in the “tiny-home movement” that is so popular these days, but nothing excessive. It would be inviting, open and full of natural light. While your dream home might be completely different from mine, I can almost guarantee that we have one thing in common. We probably both want an epic view to be one of the main qualities of a dream home. Two designers just rendered their dream home design and it is rather unique. They took some very unconventional building styles and successfully created a design that truly makes a bold statement. The house they designed is rightfully dubbed “Casa Brutale”. These two Greek architects wanted to pay tribute to the powerful concrete design style known as brutalism. Brutalism incorporates strong, cold concrete structures exuding power and strength.
This reminds me a lot of the cliff face house in Australia that is literally jutting off the side high above the ocean.
The designers wanted to incorporate their design into the side of a cliff. Not on or attached to it, but dug right into the side. This allows for some epic views and an unobstructed landscape.
The home boasts a giant swimming pool on top, level with the ground. This amazing swimming pool offers one incredible experience, especially with the infinity edge overlooking the vast ocean.
The pool is not only an awesome aesthetic feature, it also insulates the home. Being dug into the cliff, you can’t ask for much more insulation from the walls and floor than this. The home is an efficient structure.
The swimming pool also offers an incredible display of active art on the walls and all the natural light you could ask for. I wonder if flood insurance is an issue here.
The simple design is very appealing to many people. I love that the ‘Casa Brutale’ is essentially underground. If you were driving past you would never even know it was there.
From the ocean you would see this embedded into the side of a cliff. I love that it doesn’t hide the surrounding landscape. I wonder if erosion is a factor in this design.
Your view would be second to none. I think I would be a little uneasy at first but a lot more comfortable than the Australian designed cliff house that sticks off the edge of a cliff.
The light reflected through the swimming pool into the living space below would be something you would never get sick of. It would change throughout the day providing active art that will always change.
You have a pool that functions as an insulator as well as provides natural light throughout the home. It has an infinity edge overlooking the sea in front of you. You have a hidden home dug into a cliff face with one of the best views in the world. This is one home design that I can get behind.
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If you’re okay with the brutalism design incorporating hard concrete elements than this place would be a beautiful home for you. The unique structure is just a concept right now but it has gained a lot of popularity and might be a reality sooner than we think. The view is absolutely incredible, yet a little intimidating. I think I would be more worried about the roughly 40,000 gallons of water sitting above my head at all times. Either way, my favorite thing about this design is that it pushes the normal boundaries that we have become so accustomed to.