• The Rubber House by Zeinstra Van Gelderen Architecten made from urethane resin

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    Remember the story of the three pigs and the big bad wolf? One built a house a straw, one a house of wood, and the wise one, a house of bricks. Well, Amsterdam-based office Zeinstra Van Gelderen Architecten thought the three pigs to be rather silly to use such building materials and decided on rubber instead! On display at the Museumbahnsteig in Oberhausen, Germany, the Rubber House is ideal for someone who needs some lone time, meditation or just loves sitting in places extra ordinary. Measuring around 2.3m high and built as a perfect square of 1.5m X 1.5m, the “house” has a cave-like atmosphere and glutinous, partly translucent walls, one with a small bench and the other with a viewless window frame.

    Everything in this house, including the walls, bench and window frame, are all made from urethane resin. The house boasts a monolithic design and to enter, one must use a narrow slit on its side. Three little piggys! Here’s a lesson in architecture for you!

    Topics: Building Tags: on August 24, 2010

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