Homes are the most valued investments by most homeowners. There are some individuals who save for years just to get enough money to buy their own home. And truth be told, there is nothing like the feeling of owning your own home. You feel secure and in control of your future. With time, however, the excitement of your new home fades, and you start noticing little errors and improvements that you would love to do to your home. It may be that you want extra room to accommodate your newborn, want more space in your kitchen or are considering selling your home in the near future and would like to improve its resale value. There are times that these renovations and extensions work and there are times that the results are outrightly shocking and crazy.
Below are some instances where home extension designs crossed over the crazy threshold.
This is one extension that very few people would feel safe in. Sure the floor is not made of glass and people cannot see the ground from the top room, but the thought of being in a room balancing on the side of a house is unnerving for most. The extension feels as though it could give in to the pressures of gravity with any wrong step in it. Also, one has to wonder, can the extension hold more than ten persons at a go without falling to the ground below?
When everyone else is running away and scared of sharks, this guy relishes the idea of having one sticking through the roof. No scratch that. This homeowner does not relish the idea, but he actually loves it and actualized his idea. By a show of hands, how many would hold their own when face to face with a shark even when it is on the other side of rock solid glass at the aquarium? The furthest most can go is getting a shark themed T-shirt. That said, big up to the homeowner with the guts and ingenious idea. You have to wonder though; will the individual who will inherit the home be proud of it?
Aliens are Among Us
There has been a lot of talk about extra-terrestrial life for the longest time. Most of which have been rumors and nothing has ever been substantiated. This debate has been going on now since 1947. But whether this is true or not, there are individuals who are obsessed with everything UFO related. This one person, however, took his/her obsession to the next level and converted a modest shack into a cool and downright impressive one story home all factors considered. Imagine having your bedroom up there in an alien spaceship. You would wake up every morning to the bright sun rays piercing through your window just like in space. The ramp completes the Science Fiction themed alien home we have all dreamt of at one point.
Speaking of extensions that are daring, and tempt the force of gravity, this is at the top of the list. Designers of this massive home extension must have been high on something for them to try this. The unit literally spits in the face of Isaac Newton and his gravity discovery. Ideally, when you are thinking of adding an extension to your home, you are thinking of small additions and not quadrupling the size of your house. You also do not think in the lines of a levitating house the like of which are only seen in Sci-fi movies like Star Wars.
Mountain on an Apartment
Yes, you read it right. A mountain was built above an apartment and not the other way around. Now, you probably are wondering how this is possible if it even is. Well, one professor in Beijing imagined a mountain dream home in the city and went for it – he built a mountain above a Beijing apartment.
The media and social platforms went crazy over this. There were individuals who referred to the extension as a piece of art and the professor a genius for conjuring up the idea, and there are those who thought it was downright crazy and reckless. What is for sure though is that in 2013, the inhabitants of the Beijing Apartment were the most furious individuals ever.
The professor, Zhang Lin for a total of 6 years shifted rubble and rocks to the roof to create the masterpiece. The residents of the apartment when asked to describe Professor Zhang only had one word, a menace.
Unfortunately for the world and fortunately for the apartment inhabitants, the extension was brought down since Mr. Lin had not gone through the proper procedures of having the extension added to the apartment. He missed out on getting a planning permission.
Modern Rapunzel’s Tower
We have all seen apartments and multi-story apartments. We know how they look and are used to symmetry in the building. Well, in this particular building something looks off. The house design we are used to seeing starting from the ground is suspended several meters in the air. It slightly resembles the castle Rapunzel, the storybook damsel, was held in for the better part of her childhood. The only difference, of course, is that this unit is not a castle and there is no damsel in distress looking out of the window.
The extension is unique and obviously well thought out. It makes one wonder how it looks on the inside. Is the interior design as unique as the exterior? We shall never know.
As you go through the list, bear in mind that crazy is relative and varies from one person to the next. When creating your home extension, you could very well come up with your own kind of crazy to showcase the world. With some effort, the world will fall in love with the artistry you will produce. You will be one of the contributors of unique architectural designs in the world. How about that?