An unusual detached home applying the principles of an Escher painting in architecture displays a volumetric facade covered in a soft synthetic grass, pierced by weirdly placed staircases and large windows adorned with other windows.

Yes, it is a lot to take in, but focusing on each detail at a time gives people a complete view of this green residence in Frohnleiten, Austria. Designed by Reinhold Weichlbauer and Albert Josef Otis of Weichlbauer Otis Architects, the single family home can be looked at as an exploration of the connectivity between nature and architecture.

The concrete structure covered in greenery has vertical corner windows interrupted by another window placed horizontally, shaping a cantilevering railing.

Simple concrete stairs leading nowhere construct a fairy-tale scenario, while the surrounding green scape participates in creating a picturesque surrounding.

Coping with a less friendly environment: Japanese residence looking inward As if we did not see enough of their creativity already, here is another interesting example of modern Japanese architecture. Designed by the studio Edward Suzuki Architecture, the F Residence is located in Kamakura, a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

It is difficult not to observe the museum-like design features of this unusual crib, derived from the idea of building a project that would look inward, rather than expand towards the outdoors.

Here is more information from the architects: “The theme, Go in to go out, was applied to the design of this house and, as a result, the rectangular silhouette of the house was pushed to the boundary limits of the 776m² property, in the centre of which was placed a 15m diameter circular patio. The thrust of the planning was to allow each and every room to face and to have a view of this central garden.”

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