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Cool modern house looks like an inverted pyramid

It’s the work of Chilean firm Pezo von Ellrichshausen

We dig this: Chilean firm Pezo von Ellrichshausen has done it again, one-upping itself on the residential architecture front. This time, the house in question is a muscular timber dwelling designed with an inverted-ziggurat shape that calls to mind Aztec pyramids and, more contemporarily, the gorgeous new National Museum of African American History, which drew inspiration for its eye-catching form from West African art. Clearly, Pezo von Ellrichshausen is on-trend.

Dubbed the Nida House, the five-story house is supported by eight columns that span the height of the house, supporting its stacked floors, which expand in floor area as you go up. There is a basement here and a roof terrace, too, which is all the better for taking in views of the surrounding forested land. Inside, exposed concrete structure plays counterpoint to the largely wood-paneled surfaces, including the floors, ceilings, built-in storage, and more.


Take a closer look over at Designboom.