Everything about this house is exuberantly sculpted, starting with its dinosaur head form. Rendered in the digi-architecture style of Jürgen Mayer H. – which varies from all-white curves (the Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia) to high-tech rudimentary (the Metropol Parasol in Seville) – this audacious house still fits comfortably in its residential neighbourhood outside Stuttgart. The 488-square-metre building is also sinuous on the inside, with an open floor plan of rooms flowing from one to the next. At its core, a staircase unfurls like a ribbon through the three-storey reinforced concrete interior.
OLS House in Stuttgart, Germany, by J. Mayer H. Architects; and D House in Brittany, France, by Lode Architecture.