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Precariously Perched Houses

TAF's Conceptual Rock House Design is Impossibly Balanced

— May 5, 2014 — Art & Design
Swedish design studio TAF developed a fantastical rock house as part of a two poster series for the Danish poster brand Paper Collective. Initially, to bring the concept fully to life beyond the dimensions of a flat paper, TAF created an interesting model to go along with the impossible design.

The house has a highly dramatic pitched roof and a large round porthole window in addition to several other geometric openings. The house balances itself on four rocks, which takes inspiration from the designs of old Swedish grain stores that used to be perched on rocks as well.

The TAF-designed house was then translated into a series of graphics for Paper Collective, making the house even more surreal and abstract by taking it apart and having some of its pieces float even more precariously.
Trend Themes
1. Fantastical Architecture - Designing homes and buildings with fantastical elements that defy traditional construction norms presents opportunities for creative innovation in architecture and engineering.
2. Elevated Design - Designing structures to be elevated and balanced on unusual foundations presents opportunities for innovation in structural engineering, materials science, and real estate development.
3. Surrealist Art and Design - Incorporating elements of surrealism and abstract art into architectural and design projects can create unique and visually striking products that push the boundaries of traditional aesthetics and taste.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Engineering - Architects and engineers can explore new and unusual materials and methods for building structures that incorporate fantastical elements and challenge traditional construction norms.
2. Real Estate Development - Developers can create unique and eye-catching properties that appeal to buyers seeking unconventional and visually striking homes and commercial spaces.
3. Art and Design - Artists and designers can incorporate surreal and abstract elements into their work to create pieces that challenge traditional aesthetic norms and inspire new approaches to creative problem-solving.
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