Steel House by Robert Bruno
This is so awesome and funny, my brother is traveling through Texas right now and about an hour ago sent me these two photos, apparently he wandered up to it looking for a geocache, thought it was cool (obviously! look at it!) but was surprised when I new what it was! Haha… I love this project - the entire house is made of plates of steel welded together, structure and everything.
Actually, in reference to an earlier post I made today, this is a perfect example of the union of form and structure. Not only is the form engaging, fun, and unique, it is also for the most part purposeful in regard to structural integrity. So although it is quite literally hollow (that is why I love this project, it rests on empty columns and the forces of gravity are directed across the surface of the steel) - the material manipulation and resulting spatial organization are jam packed with meaning.
Check out the website for more about how the house was built (and photos of the amazing interior): http://www.robertbruno.com/