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Beach House Plans Sure Look Swell in an Apocalyptic Storm

Here's another project to add to the wild index of photo-realistic renderings. The images produced for Da-House depict a funky amalgam of Bond villain architecture and, well, structures befitting a sci-fi novel cover. Proposed by Ukrainian architect Igor Sirotov, the 3,767-square-foot Da-House, which brags glass-paneled floors and a rough-hewn warehouse aesthetic, will sit (that is, if it's actually built) on the Black Sea, which, if the renderings are any indication, is invariably surrounded by apocalyptic-looking storms.

Inspired by residential Japanese architecture, this moody, modern beach house touts a whole lot of concrete and glass, plus a "close relationship" to the surrounding sea. Sirotov also expressed a desire to instill a cozy, comforting feeling throughout the one-story home, which probably would have worked a bit better had he cooled it on the ominous storm clouds terrorizing every last rendering. Other notable features of the vaulted-ceiling home include a chic, sunken living room, an underground parking garage, and an adjoining courtyard and pool, separated by a sliding glass wall.

Unsurprisingly, the artfully rendered home has kicked up a lot of commentary as to whether it's been built or not, along with such gems as one Design Boom commenter who decreed it to be cool, but also "a post-apocalypse blade-runner kind of house," and another who succinctly summed it up as "Dark. Cold. Scary." Design Boom has the renderings in all their somber glory, this way.

· Da-House by Igor Sirotov references Japanese architecture [Design Boom]