Date: February 23, 2016
By: The Associated Press
Building and designing a new house of your own may seem like a topsy-turvy
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]