September 15, 2010
The House With Balls
Called The House with Balls, this house that cost just $12,000 ($100 per SQM) to build by Matharoo Associates in Ahmadabad, India, features shutters weighted with concrete balls. The building was designed for the owner of an aquarium shop and houses four huge tanks for breeding fish. The long narrow main room is lined on both sides by shutters, opening on one side to the garden and over the tanks on the other. The concrete balls dip into the water on the tank side when the shutters are opened. The project has been awarded the AR House 2010 award.