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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

W for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 5: W




W is for WISH


It’s more of a sculpture than a dwelling. Taking cues from a Nautilus shell, the house is put together using ferrocement construction, a technique involving a frame of steel-reinforced chicken wire with a special two-inch-thick composite of concrete spread over it, resulting in a structure that’s earthquake-proof and maintenance-free.

Read More Here There are photos of the interior and more information about the design itself. It feels like a dream to me! I can image the reflections inside, the comforting cocoon of space and I'll admit that the phrase 'maintenance-free' gets right to my heart. But what would you expect from a woman with a Roomba named Hey You?

I'm thinking there are only a few people who would wish for this. What do you think?

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25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I think it's beautiful and amazing! Would love to see the inside! What a great shot for the day!!

Have a great week and may you and yours have a lovely Holiday weekend!

Sylvia

jabblog said...

Fascinating but the kind of dwelling you'd have to live up to if you understand what I mean.

Spiderdama said...

Wow, very beatuiful!
Wish you a blessed Christmas!:-)

Carol said...

I'm also thinking only a few people would wish for this, but wouldn't they be fun to know! I would love to peek inside....

anthonynorth said...

Now that is a dream house - literally.

Anna said...

What a unique structure - reminds me of a snail. A great choice for W :)

Stan Ski said...

I like this - alot. It's going on my wish list.

Roger Owen Green said...

"When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are." It looks fairly celestial.

Beverley Baird said...

What an interesting building. Don't wish to live there!
Have a wonderful holiday!

Rose said...

I had to check out the link to the website to see the inside of this one-of-a kind dwelling! It is lovely, but I think I'd rather not live inside a snail's shell:)

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

Hildred and Charles said...

Fascinating building, but not sure whether it would qualify as a comfortable home. Do you really call your Roomba Hey You, - I am more inclined to "Sweetheart" or some such endearment!

magiceye said...

perfect!

SparkleFarkle said...

What an incredible "W"! I would love to live Nautilus shelly! WAIT. Would I have to wear harem pants???

RuneE said...

It would have been experience to see, visit, experience and photograph. And besides? I would have to do all that first :-)

Reader Wil said...

It's beautiful and the colours inside are so exquisite. I don't know if I want to live in such a house, for I must have space for my books, TV and a lot of other things. I would feel like being in a fairy tale!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful! The diversity of ABC Wednesday is awesome! Thanks so much for contributing!
Merry Christmas
Dxxx

jay said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

Q said...

I think this building would be a perfect spot for lunch!
Hope you are staying warm.
May your wishes come true.
Merry Christmas.
Sherry

Joy said...

How beautiful, wonderfully imaginative interior, though I wonder if it would get a bit claustrophobic after the novelty had worn off.

squirrel said...

Beautiful. I wonder what it looks like inside.

Happy Holiday

Joy said...

Oops, interupted by a phone-call, so coming back to wish you a carefree Christmas holiday.

Judi said...

I always find such beauty here. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Irene said...

I took a look and it looks great inside as well. If it's quake proof places like Japan, Indonesia, Philippines should take inspiration.

Paula Scott said...

So that's the word for that kind of construction! My husband has done that and made large fake boulders. I wish I had that sculpture in my yard!
Great image!

Martha in PA said...

What an awesome dwelling! Thanks for stopping by, I'm late getting around for my visits!

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