Why a blog about round houses?
To start with, I was surprised that one didn’t already exist. Owning a round house is like having a very strange breed of dog — people notice it/wonder about it/ask about it. Round houses seem to make a statement — at the very least, about the monotonous regularity of our rectilinear lives. They’re an interesting, unusual, diverting — sometimes even strange and flamboyant — minority.
They seem worthy of the pixels.
Although round houses are rare compared to their rectangular brethren, there are still lots of them; in fact, as I found after a couple of web searches, their variety is stunning. On this site, I’ve collected some of the more interesting round house examples, from landmark structures designed by prominent architects to eccentric self-built follies. Some are beautiful; some are bold; some are odd, and some are ugly.
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