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Dutch architect Hans van Heeswijk designed his own home, a waterfront abode called Rieteiland House on the recently developed island of IJburg near Amsterdam. I’m always insanely jealous of architects because they always live in the nicest homes. No fair.

The design is inspired by the 70’s architecture since Alexandre de Betak grew up with it. However, there are some distinguishable features that you couldn’t find in any period. Alexandre de Betak designed his new home as modern cave. This means that the walls and ceiling are uneven and the interior design is not uniform or clearly defined as it happens in traditional houses. In some rooms the floor is covered with soft pebbles and most furniture pieces are made from natural wood an...

Zecc Architecten - House in a former water tower

Peking, China, Olympic stadium, Architects: Jacques Herzog and Philippe de Meuron.