Many of us dream about a summer house by the sea; a place where we can while away the long, sun-kissed days in comfort while reestablishing a much-needed connection with nature. Anti Reality, an imaginative page which blurs the lines between art and architecture, has visualized a perfect concept of just such a place.
Anti Reality’s Summer House features an inverted roof that can be used as a pool.
Perched on a coastal cliff, the home’s panoramic views and wraparound walkway create an indoor/outdoor feel.
The pool is accessed by a ladder on the exterior of the house, which is designed to be perched on the edge of a cliff.
“My goal was to create a reverse version of a roof that can be adapted as a swimming pool,” Anti Reality said. “The roof structure is supported by 3 cores, two of them are the kitchen and bathroom, and this is where I was planning to adapt drainage pipes. It’s very idealistic but there is a logic behind the concept.”
Three interior structural cores can be moved to change the amount of privacy in the vacation home.
“The 85-square-meter large building is set in a rocky seaside area with direct contact with water. The house comprises two principal parts: a living space and a swimming pool located on the roof. In the building plan with a triangle-based layout, one can distinguish a central living area and an external passage with a panoramic view of the seaside.”
’The structure of the building is based on three structure cores that contain: a bathroom, a kitchen, and a bedroom. These cores are situated inside an open multi-functional space that serves among others as a living room and a dining room.”
“These small oval rooms (located inside of structural cores) constitute the only permanent element of the interior. The living area is determined by a mobile panel wall that allows one to freely arrange the space. This gives the building the opportunity to be adapted to the current needs of its users.”
Anti Reality has several futuristic and imaginative designs, visualizing a world of limitless opportunities for architecture. We can only hope that some ambitious engineers begin to take note!
“ANTIREALITY is a conceptual world built on the basis of abstract ideas about reality,” the brains behind the project said. “It is a space that escapes realism and pragmatism and is dedicated to exploring ideas that oftentimes can be neither adapted to the existing reality nor implemented. Images are a record of my mental journey through the fictional world of Antireality.”
“This journey is not only a search for nonstandard ideas but also inspiring paths of visual expression. The alternative world of Antireality is characterized by the absence of limitations and standards, it is an experimental space that at times borders between dream and reality. Antireality is a diary of my architectural imaginations and non-materialised ideas aiming to stimulate recipients’ imaginations.”