A Home for Gymnasts

A pair of gymnast's rings dangle from the ceiling of this Montreal home, which has been renovated by local architects, Naturehumaine to create a new living space for the client's adult, athletic and gymnast children.

The architects removed the floor separating the two levels to create a double-height space within which two large plywood boxes are suspended giving the project the name - In Suspension. Gaps between the two boxes create three pockets of double-height space. An office and dining area occupy the tall spaces positioned against the facades at either end, while the centre is used for exercise. A pull-up bar is mounted on one wall and a set of gymnast's hoops are suspended from the ceiling.

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Residential Jungle Gym

A family in Thailand with several energetic children worked with architecture firm, Onion to design the playground house of their dreams. Slides and nets meant for jumping allow the family to travel between floors, and bedrooms are outfitted with secret tunnels and hideaway holes.
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A Home for Climbers

Japanese studio, Tato Architects have converted a warehouse in Osaka into a 1270 sq-ft house where residents can climb up the walls. Because a house is not only a place to live but a place to enjoy and feel comfortable, this house was designed as a reflection of its inhabitants' interests. Maintaining the original warehouse' structure, a series of sloping walls are inserted setting up the new living spaces, also a surface for the residents to climb so they can enjoy their own house as much as they enjoy their hobby.
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A House for a Skateboarder

2200 sq-ft PAS House is a future private residence project to be built in Malibu, California. In this house, you will be able to skateboard any areas and surfaces - indoor and outdoor. The concept of the house is a ribbon that creates a continuous surface to be skated from the outside to the inside. The house is divided into three separate spaces. The first one includes the living room, dining area and kitchen, the second one includes a bedroom and bathroom and the third one a skateboard practice area.

Although, construction of the house is not underway, the architects have built a full-size wooden prototype to demonstrate how walls, floors and ceilings will form a continuous curved surface and even furniture and worktops can be skated over.






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Indoor Basketball Court

An indoor basketball court forms the atrium of this family home in eastern Japan by local firm, Koizumi Sekkei. Rooms surround the wooden court, but are protected from stray balls by sliding doors and metal grilles.

"The layout arrangement of this house is inspired by typical gymnasium layouts, where we have the indoor basketball court planned in the central core of the house, with rooms located on opposite sides of the court," explained Koizumi Sekkei.

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Indoor Outdoor Pool

This 3,767 square foot contemporary home is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Of of its main attractions is the large 62 foot swimming pool which extends partially underneath the first floor den, becoming the house focal point. It permits you to see it from wherever you are in the house.
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