Now, I'm far from being in the process of building/buying a house, mainly because I have other unresolved issues to take care of before I finally decide to take the plunge and dive into the whole major debt nightmare. However, that doesn't mean that I don't have, at least, a vague idea of how I want it to be.
I bumped on this awesome house while surfing the internets the other day, and I was left stunned. Okay, I never thought of having a literal "roof garden" on top of my house and I would definitely keep the front of the house concealed behind trees, but the back yard glass screen, and the fair-faced concrete walls and their coexistence with the wooden surfaces are exactly how I'd like my space to be. Now, throw a swimming pool (with an adequate length for laps) and about 30 trees in the back yard, and you have my dream house.
The architect of the house above is Barcelona-based Enric Ruiz-Geli.