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casa rotonda

November 13, 2017 — 1 Comment

An interesting and somewhat mysterious round house, crowned by a distinctive cupola-style lookout, in the town of Cornuda, Italy –

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romanian circle house

November 13, 2017 — 1 Comment

In Bucharest, Romania, a circle house from architects Razvan Barsan & Partners –

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battersea mews

April 21, 2017 — 1 Comment

In London, just off Battersea High Street, an oval house for sale

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modern yurt

December 16, 2016 — 1 Comment

The Jero Shelter, a modern yurt from German designer Uula Jero

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Made of canvas, marine plywood, stainless steel hardware, and polyester rope, it can be built by three people in around 2 hours.

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villa circuitus

April 26, 2016 — 3 Comments

Villa Circuitus, the first round house in Sweden to meet passive house standards –

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A centuries old round house — once used as a pub, and before that a toll house — now for sale in Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK –

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a labour of love

January 24, 2016 — 2 Comments

She practiced alternative medicine; he was a doctor. But despite his conventional facade it was he — and decidedly not she — who dreamed of living in a circular house.

The doctor, property-owner and soon-to-be-round-house-builder explained his thinking on an episode of the British television show Grand Designs. His architect sent him a drawing, he said, that was a perfect circle. “I took one look at it, and thought, that’s great; it’s what nature would do: nature doesn’t grow squares … it just grabbed me.”

The story of how this man took a compelling idea and made a house out of it — and how he somehow managed to convince his reluctant spouse to stick with him during the process — is unexpectedly moving.

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milton keynes round house

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At the end of the episode, narrator Kevin McCloud speaks about the house’s structure, but he could just as easily be describing the couple’s relationship: “the contradiction between the square and the round is completely resolvable. A building can take opposite ideas and synthesize from them something new and exciting.”

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wooden yurt

January 13, 2016 — 1 Comment

This energy-efficient eco-house, in Tulle, France — inspired by a yurt — was designed by architect Virginie Farges

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traditional round houses

January 11, 2016 — 1 Comment

A diverse array of traditional round houses — from Ethiopia to Ireland — via round houses on Pinterest

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ye olde round house

September 12, 2015 — Leave a comment

The 19th century Theberton Round House –

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In Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk, England.