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UFO-Inspired House

Roberto Sanchez Rivera Built His Own Livable 'Spaceship'

— September 27, 2012 — Art & Design
There are unique and strange homes and then there is Roberto Sanchez Rivera's home. The retired industrial arts teacher bought land back in 2002 for $95,000 and since then has built a spectacular spaceship of a house for $150,000. Completely custom-made, his circular house resembles a UFO.

Since it has been constructed in Puerto Rico, it is only appropriate that Roberto Sanchez Rivera's soundtrack blaring outside of the house (yes, there is a soundtrack) alternates between the theme music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and salsa. Comprised of three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the interior of Roberto Sanchez Rivera also scream sci-fi.

According to My Modern Met, the motivation behind Roberto Sanchez Rivera's house "is a 40-year-old heartbreak from Rivera's teen years that set this goal of creating a home atop a hill so magnificent that the girl who broke his heart would have no choice but to notice and return to him."
Trend Themes
1. Unique Homes - Opportunity for architects and designers to create custom-made and unconventional living spaces.
2. Sci-fi Inspired Design - Potential for incorporating futuristic elements and themes into architectural and interior design.
3. Emotional Architecture - Opportunity to create homes that evoke specific emotions and tell personal stories through their design.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can explore unique and unconventional design concepts for residential projects.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate sci-fi inspired elements into homes, creating immersive and futuristic living spaces.
3. Real Estate - Real estate developers can market and sell unique and emotionally-driven homes to appeal to niche markets.
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