Since ancient times, people are trying to stand out, rise above the gray routine. This is especially noticeable in architecture. The Egyptian pharaohs, not sparing the lives of the builders, erected high pyramids, which have stood for several millennia. The Romans built a giant amphitheater of the Colosseum, the remains of which have survived to this day. Russian kings invited famous Italian architects to perpetuate their power. In Europe and Asia, rulers built palaces and houses of unusual architecture, wishing to impress the imagination of contemporaries. Many managed to leave a memory of themselves for centuries. In this century, architects have learned to build original houses accessible to ordinary people, and not for kings.
Exotic stylization of the past
It would seem that people of our time are difficult to surprise, but modern architects know how to do it. We were no longer surprised by the huge castles of kings, but what if we build a miniature castle on our site? This will amaze the neighbors imagination.
Many are struck by unusual residential houses, which differ from simple cottages or huts by original architectural solutions.
Residential buildings, stylized as Gothic, ancient Russian culture, under the Chinese pagodas or palaces of eastern padishahs have recently been particularly appreciated.
The most unusual houses in the world are the buildings, stylized under the antiquity. People like to identify themselves with ancient and powerful civilizations, so this direction of architecture is so popular.
New building technologies make it possible to build houses of different eras and different peoples, maintaining a complete identity, but at the same time ensuring compliance with modern requirements.
Old Russian style
Today, there are many architectural organizations that create projects of houses and cottages in the Old Russian style. These are wooden buildings created in the likeness of the palaces of Old Russian princes. They can not only outwardly, but also within fit the ancient historical era. The interior of such a house is selected corresponding: massive oak tables and benches, decoration of walls under the antiquity, fireplaces in the form of Russian stoves.
In such a house, any number of rooms is possible, internal and external decoration is also for every taste. Premises in princely mansions were usually spacious, they could host a whole squad on the feasts. The walls, ceilings and wooden columns supporting the ceiling arches were decorated with patterns, large pointed mica windows illuminated the rooms well.
By design, buildings can be anything. Sometimes these are frame houses built from modern materials, but you can build a building that is completely identical to the era - a log house.
Modern materials in it are also present - these are insulation, soundproofing, fireproof materials. Thanks to a combination of ancient and modern materials, such houses are surprisingly beautiful, durable and safe.
Style of medieval Europe
Also very popular are the unusual designs of houses in the style of medieval European architecture. These are unique country houses, beautiful, with lancet windows and pointed gable roofs. Their facades can be finished depending on the wishes of the customer and the designer's imagination.
European architecture of countryside construction is most often represented in two styles: visually heavy Gothic buildings with somewhat gloomy atmosphere or light openwork sunny cottages decorated with cheerful colors.
Also popular is the rural or carpentry Gothic style - the architectural style that originated in the USA in the second half of the 19th century and imitates the Victorian neo-Gothic. There is a similar architectural style - rural baroque. Unusual wooden houses built in this style, a bit like Gothic.
n is the technology of Central European half-timbered (frame) houses. Today, such houses are popular far beyond Germany, where they first appeared. However, today the projects of frame houses are used not only for styling for medieval buildings, on the basis of this technology they also build buildings of a quite modern type.
Buildings built in the style of Japanese, Chinese or Vietnamese architecture are not so popular in Russia, but they are also encountered. The roofs of private houses, designed in the style of the Far Eastern pagodas, have curved shapes, symbolizing the principle of cyclicity.
Chinese and Japanese styles mean absolute minimalism. In them there is not a single superfluous detail either on the facade or inside. Coloring of such houses consists of a maximum of two colors: white and black, yellow and gray, as well as combinations of other traditional colors. The unusual layout of the house is combined with a very simple almost ascetic situation. Usually, next to such a house, a small apple, pear or cherry orchard is broken up.
There are also unusual houses made of wood with other characteristic Asian architectural features: low flat roofs, open verandas and guest houses. Such buildings are more convenient to build in the warm latitudes of our country, because flat roofs do not like heavy snowfalls. The facade of the house can be painted with a characteristic Asian ornament, which will emphasize its unusual. In the yard you can arrange an open gazebo.
Modern architectural styles
Modern wooden buildings are also unusual for our gaze, as well as styling for antiquity. Houses of unusual form in high-tech style look somewhat futuristic. At first glance, they may seem a heap of cubes, the intersection of asymmetric lines, incommensurate corners. However, a good architect from all this will make a work of art.
High-tech, widely used in the construction of huge office buildings of glass and concrete, can be used for projects of single-storey houses made of wood.
Many people are mistaken, thinking that only rectangular houses can be built from a tree. Modern technology allows you to design and build houses from a bar of any shape, from conventional boxes to futuristic buildings in the shape of an ellipse and other unusual geometric shapes. Due to the compliance of the material with the tree, you can do anything, anything, would be a strong frame. However, futurism is not very developed in the private sector, and usually only massive reinforced concrete buildings for various corporations are built in this style. However, there are also wooden one-storey houses in a similar style.
Beautiful and unusual houses are piece goods, they are specially designed for individual orders, responsive to the wishes of customers. Typical developments, even the most beautiful ones, will never exceed the original and unusual one-time projects, which remain in a single performance. After all, in individual projects, designers invest more than in standard designs. Many of these projects, made with love, win prestigious architectural awards, such as "Elitarh", "Reputation", ADD Awards and many others.