Gerner Gerner Plus' 'Butterfly Houses' Have Graceful Wings

 - Oct 10, 2017
References: archdaily
Gerner Gerner Plus, an architecture studio based out of Austria, recently built a complex, called Butterfly Houses, in its home country that is fashioned after one of nature's most beloved creatures: the butterfly. The two Vienna structures are shaped like the wings of a butterfly, spreading outwards in gentle arches that make them feel just graceful as the insects themselves.

Though the homes are clearly designed to look like the basic shape of a butterfly, they also pay homage to the broader themes of modernism. The balconies' stark white facade and curving exterior is reminiscent of the Guggenheim Museum. The lightness of the butterfly is offset by the heaviness of the themes of modernism itself, providing a unique perspective on the forms of each.