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UFO has landed...

Posted by
Ina (Krugersdorp, South Africa) on 26 February 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

... well almost! The Unidentified Flying hOme

This extreme house is found in Kloofendal Roodepoort (better known as the UFO house). I've tilted the camera a bit to create some drama! :)) You can see another picture and read more about some of the most extreme homes of the world here!

For those who are interested:
The house is based on eight columns with a ring-beam on top, keeping it in place. The diameter of the floor slab is 28m. A 100sqm tropical atrium lends privacy to the bedrooms.

In developing the project, the emphasis was to ensure and preserve the fauna, flora and the greenbelt environment. The main dish with its beam took 6 months to construct, after which 50 tons of reinforcing steel was placed and covered with 400m³ of concrete. Of the 76 windows, 40 are fitted with ventilators at the top to ensure that there is sufficient air flow. There are no windows that can open, due to the 60º angle and for security reasons.

The UFO house was built fifteen years ago but it is still very futuristic in its appeal.

During May 2002, an American TV crew took pictures for the channel: “The most extreme homes of the world”. This was broadcast on the 8 o clock slot, where this home was chosen to be the best. “Extreme Home of Africa”.

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