From aquarium beds and swing set tables to spiral staircase slides and cat transit systems, options for incorporating interesting architectural features into a house design are endless. More adventurous designers and homeowners can take advantage of glass floors, hammock beds and musical rain walls.
Acrylic Tank Manufacturing boasts a variety of ways to bring the tropical ocean inside the home, including a 650-gallon fish tank that doubles as a headboard for a bed, a bathroom sink that is also an aquarium and a four-story aquarium that can serve as a centerpiece for a home. It provides customized aquariums with design experts working collaboratively with the consumer.
Incorporating a slide next to a spiral staircase can provide entertainment for the eyes as well as the body. With several small windows throughout the contraption, a cat transit system by architecture firm Because We Can offers felines the opportunity to move across rooms from the highest possible vantage point. Guadalajaran studio Hernandez Silva Arquitectos crafted a unique bathroom with a transparent glass floor situated above a 15-floor elevator shaft.
For people who want function and fun, a dining room table can transform into a pool table, just as a bed can also operate as a hammock. Retractable storage can be formed underneath a staircase, while a door can work as both a divider between two rooms and a ping pong table.