April 15th, 2019 | Cool Homes
Cool Homes – The Pyramid House
Pyramids may be one of the most ancient constructions human kind has ever built, with some people believing that aliens are behind their origin. Regardless, we can all agree that we’re in front of one of the most fascinating buildings of all time.
Mexican architect and conceptual designer Juan Carlos Ramos decided to give a new life to this shape, that once served as a tomb for the rulers of ancient Egypt and designed a futuristic home for the living.
Shared common spaces like a living room and kitchen are on the main floor. As we go up we find more private areas, where the peak is reserved for a nice secluded library space. A spiral staircase wraps up to connect the various levels.
Juan Carlos Ramos was even able to add a garage and balcony into the master plan. They are accessed via a system of slot-like windows and sliding openings to maintain the continuous pyramid shape.
You may want to debate about the functionality of the shape of this house since the steep angles can create somewhat unusable interior spaces, not to mention the construction costs. However, we can assure you that this particular shape would at least do a great job shedding dead loads during the winter and reducing wind loads in storms, being comprised entirely of angled surfaces.
What do you think of this project? Would you ever live in a pyramid? Let us know in the comment section below!
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