Many of us dream about a summer house by the sea; a place where we can while away the long, sun-kissed days in comfort while reestablishing a much-needed connection with nature. Anti Reality, an imaginative page which blurs the lines between art and architecture, has visualized a perfect concept of just such a place, making us wish that somebody would build it ASAP!
The standout feature of the aptly named ‘Summer House’ is the roof. Inverted into a concave form, it creates a basin that is just perfect for a pool, so you can relax with a glass of something and watch the sunset over the sea.
The pool is accessed by a ladder on the exterior of the house, which is designed to be perched on the edge of a cliff.
“My goal was to create a reverse version of a roof that can be adapted as a swimming pool,” Anti Reality explained. “The roof structure is supported by 3 cores, two of them are kitchen and bathroom, and this is where I was planning to adapt drainage pipes. It’s very idealistic but this is a logic behind the concept.”
The panoramic windows wrap around the cores, creating a light and bright interior that lets the outside world in. This was one of the most important points behind the concept. The ‘cores’ can be opened or closed depending on the level of privacy the occupants desire at any particular time.
“One of the key design intents was to create a building that would be completely open to the surroundings, providing the possibility to observe and engage in direct contact with nature,” Anti Reality explained.
“The Summer House has been designed with seasonal recreation and weekends outside the city in mind.”
Anti Reality has several futuristic and imaginative designs, visualizing a world of limitless opportunities for architecture. We can only hope that some ambitious engineers begin to take note!