When we think of a House we almost always imagine a space near ground level and a building mainly horizontal. However, in some cases the space of a house can be perfectly well distributed vertically.
In the old parts of some European cities it is very common to see old very narrow houses that distribute vertically With three or four levels. It is a way to take advantage of the lack of space. Today we will review the 7 best vertical houses They have been recently designed and will surprise you.
Glen lake tower
Located near a lake in the United States, this house is the creative result of the Balance Associates architecture firm. The main structure on which the entire construction is mounted consists of two metal walls.
The house measures 130 square meters, spread over 4 levels, in which a parking lot is distributed on the ground floor while the upper levels cover the residential spaces.
Gluck + Tower
This other vertical house has the particularity of having a horizontal upper floor which gives it a fairly original shape. The main staircase becomes the spine of the entire structure. Made in transparencies, the main material of the walls is a special glass that reflects the outer trees. Thus, the house blends with its surroundings, giving it a very particular aspect.
Water Tower Studio
This is probably the most original story of all since it is an urban studio located on the roof of a building in New York City. Originally, the owner of the place thought to use this old water cistern To make a meditation space.
The construction company ended up proposing to create a real studio with a spiral staircase that allows access to several higher levels and thus gain a lot of space. A true urban jewel and an example of how to reuse the available spaces.
Holmenkollen ski ramp
This is surely the most curious proposal since it is the old ski ramp which was used in the Norwegian Winter Olympics in 1952. For some reason this structure of more than half a century was preserved and recently it was decided to create a pent-house study in its upper extremity. Without doubt something very curious and not suitable for those who suffer from vertigo since the study is hanging in a vacuum.
Can you imagine an old defense tower of the Napoleonic era transformed into home? Well, the Martello Tower is exactly that and was originally built in 1802. Located in the town of Suffolk, in Great Britain, this spectacular renovation is an initiative of the firm of architects Piercy & Company.
The interior spaces follow the circular shape of the set which culminates with a glass structure on the roof, where the kitchen with terrace is located and that brings a lot of light.
Casa Cien is a project led by the architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen whose minimalist design represents a concrete monolith of seven stories high. The first two lower levels are partially buried while the tower rises 5 floors in which all the rooms and common spaces of the house are distributed. In contrast to the cold exterior appearance, the interior decoration revolves around the intensive use of wood and very light colors that potentiate natural light.
This vertical house takes up a trend that is being developed to rehabilitate old abandoned water towers. This transformation is the original idea of the firm of architects Zecc Architecten that worked with a concrete column that served as water tower at the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to making the interior livable, the architects surrounded the structure of glass cubes that give it a very interesting modern style and considerably increases the spaces.