If you travel to the Netherlands, you'll see a lot of unique architecture. But you're probably expecting canals, windmills, and historic or medieval buildings, not necessarily something so curiously modern.
However, there are some interesting and futuristic things to see, including the "Ball Homes" or Bolwoningen.
Designed by Dutch architect Dries Kreijkamp in 1984, the Bolwoningen were inspired by the clay huts of African tribespeople and the igloos used by the Inuit people - their natural rounded shapes are supposedly ideal for human living.
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Ball house ⚪️ experimental housing community by Dries Kreijkamp 1984 - #bolwoningen #spherehouse #globehouse #drieskreijkamp #morphologicalhabitat #netherlands #architecturephotography #architecture #legoutdesfollowers
Want to live in a Ball Home?
These homes probably work best for single or childfree couples since they are relatively small and open (the interiors are 592 square feet or 55 square meters). The lowest level has storage and central heating, and from there a spiral staircase leads to a bedroom. The next level has a full bath, while the top level has a tiny living room and kitchen area.
Would you live in something like this?