Upside-down American-style house in Taiwan

NewsDay
Date: February 23, 2016
By: The Associated Press

Building and designing a new house of your own may seem like a topsy-turvy

(Credit: EPA/ Ritchie B. Tongo) Visitors visit the upside-down family size house in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 23, 2016.

(Credit: EPA/ Ritchie B. Tongo)
Visitors visit the upside-down family size house in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 23, 2016.

experience. For a group of architects in Taiwan, it certainly was.

On commission from Taiwan’s Culture Department, they designed and built an ordinary American family house. The colorful home has three floors, a master bedroom and bath and a garage. And the house and everything inside it — from the car to the appliances to the toys on the floor — are upside down.

It has just over 3,229 square feet of ceiling, er … make that floor, space. The car in the garage is attached to the ceiling. An outdoor staircase at ground level leads to the third-floor living room and its ceiling furniture. Its appliances are real, with working lights throughout. The overhead fireplace, though, was an LCD screen of a cozy fire.

The designers paid close attention to details: the pasta on the dinner table hangs vertically as do the bathroom towels, and a computer in the study has yellow sticky notes attached to it.     [FULL  STORY]

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