steven rude builds crazy and curvy houses for those who love fantasy in mexico steven rude builds crazy and curvy houses for those who love fantasy in mexico
feb 23, 2016

steven rude builds crazy and curvy houses for those who love fantasy in mexico

steven rude builds crazy and curvy houses for those who love fantasy in mexico
(above) the vertebra of an alien dinosaur arches over the bone terrace that sits 12 people, with a warm fireplace
all images courtesy of krazy homes

 

 

 

designer steven rude thinks we need to have more fun with design, step out of the box, and cut away the corners. as a designer, rude has approached designing homes from a different angle. he has been designing 3D special effects for television and film for the last 20 years. ‘designing a home is pure fantasy. enjoy it, have fun with it. later into the project, you can figure out the practical stuff and how to cement it in reality. literally.’ he comments. 

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
the ‘mad hatter vacuum light’ above lights the second dining area and lounge

 

 

 

the houses rude designs start out in the computer, in a 3D program. his mexican master builders give life to the designs with rebar, wire mesh and cement. ‘it is truly a magical experience when you see a crazy organic design come to life from a bucket of cement and talented artistic builders.’ located in san miguel de allende in mexico, ‘casa dr seuss’ is one of rude’s creations and it features elements that come from our most surreal dreams where you step up onto the tongue, sticking out of the bookcase, and climb into bed. water canals run thru the floor, flowing from an aqueduct sink. the backbone of an alien dinosaur overlooks the rooftop terrace.

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
bent and budging kitchen plumbing

 

 

 

in rude’s ‘casa dr seuss’ everything has a purpose. a 20-feet guillotine was placed in the front façade, in order to scare the bandidos and also to make laugh the passersby. the house only uses LED lights and has a jacuzzi, immersed in a cavern-like space, whose water is heated through solar tubes.  krazyhomes are not for everyone but those who like them, really love where it takes their imagination. nothing is easy in mexico, but everything is possible. 

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
a short step up on to the tongue and into the upper bunk bed

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
‘caverna lounge area’ with lots of pillows to relax with, next to the second fireplace

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
careful to step over the cambodian tree vines clawing over the floor, and up the wall into the jacuzzi area

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
bunk beds in the background, with drunken wardrobe in the front

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
view of the caverna jacuzzi

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
the upstairs bathroom sink flows down thru a canal winding its way across the floor

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
the jacuzzi water is heated with solar tubes

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
the center of the house is all open, filling the entire home with natural sunlight

steven rude casa dr seuss krazyhomes mexico designboom
the 20-feet guillotine offers a bit of protection for the house, and a bit of comic relief for those passing by

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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