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Houses designed from the pages of Sci-Fi fantasy films come to life. Former 3D visual effects designer for Mike Holmes show Holmes Make it Right is now designing fantasy homes in Mexico. Architecture takes a crazy curve. With a background in 3D computer special effects in film and television, there is no shortage of ideas for fantasy homes. The Gaudi Bat Casa looks nothing like the normal straight lined walls of normal homes. It is a fun house, a mix of HR Giger meets Gaudi with hints of Dr. Seuss. Rude visualizes all the designs in 3D in the computer.
The Bat Casa shows it’s curve forms in a vertebra staircase winding up to a cavern loft. A flowing serpentine aqua duct blends into the bathroom sink. Pods for kitchen cabinets and canal aqua ducts cascading down into a horse trough wooden kitchen sinks. The central beam of the house inspired from the stamen of a flower.
The Bat Casa is also green and good to our environment. The ceiling is a mixture of volcanic cement, light weight and porous, keeping the house well insulated; a perfect temperature year round without heating or air conditioning. The entire house is outfitted with LED lighting, keeping electrical costs very low. The hot water for the house is all solar heated. Even the hot water for the Jacuzzi is recycled and heated thru glass solar tubes.
The giant trees of Cambodia were inspirational in designing the office workspace. With crawling vines holding up 2 computer monitors, to the glass table supported by branches. People who rent the house, love sleeping in the candlelit bedroom caverna. Your dreams and Imagination run free. The coffee table is the root system of a mesquite tree. We lifted it up off the ground, connected 2 ventricles to center, and extended the roots to hold the television, computer and projector with cement limbs.
You feel like you are entering into a magical mysterious world walking up the staircase bridge wrapped around the Jacuzzi. Plant like curved arches support the organic walkway to the first terrace. It is like having a big 3D printer, but instead of moulded plastic, we use rebar, wire mesh and cement. The floors are towelled cement, coloured with acid and water base stains. Rude worked on all the colouring of the forms and floors. It is a natural process, made of a mixture of . You colour with a feeling, not by a couple of paint swatches.
It was great fun designing 3D commercials and film effect;, However the work remained virtual in the computer. Rude says. Now designs are tangible. You can reach out and touch them, be surrounded by them. It is truly magical seeing designs come to life, from a bucket of cement and a crew of highly skilled workers sculpting the dream. All the forms in the house have been created using re-bar, wire mesh and different mixtures of cement. Steven Rude has worked on 2 Harry Potter films for IMAX, many commercials and taught 3D design in India and China. But he says Designing Krazyhomes, full of curves, is the icing on the cake. Living a curvy melting house would drive most people crazy, but it keeps me grounded and in check.
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