Juan Carlos Ramos Unveils Amazing Pyramid House Worthy of a Pharaoh

by , 03/04/14
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The Pyramid House features glass walls that offer exceptional views of the surrounding landscape and allow natural light to penetrate its deepest corners. The openings vary from narrow slits to large glass planes and alternate in a way that gives the building a dynamic appearance that contrasts the static look of the geometry. Distributed across several levels of the pyramidal volume are two bedrooms, a library, kitchen, bathrooms, garage and even a recording studio. A cantilevered balcony is situated near the top of the building between the bathroom and library.

Ramos used 3D rendering software to create photo-realistic renderings that would bring the iconic shape to life. Switching back and forth between 3Ds Max, Photoshop, Itoo, Forest and many more programs, the architect designed a private house that demonstrates simple geometric shapes can be deployed in residential architecture. The house brings examples such as BIG’s cascading towers and steep roofs into the realm of single-family housing and promises to open up a whole new chapter in designing private homes.

+ Juan Carlos Ramos

Via W3SH, Curbed

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  1. Simone Quintana April 25, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Interesting I wonder what permits would cost to build this if they would give you a permit

  2. Fredric Quinn December 1, 2014 at 8:11 am

    This may prove that simple geometric shapes can be deployed , but can not prove marketplace demand which without it *nothing* gets actually built. Witness Geodesic domes , how long that design concept has been around ( ie:1950\’s by R.Buckminster Fuller ) and how few & sparsely distributed throughout the U.S. they are and yet have a more efficient form factor for structural stability ( as weight distribution of even heavy snows pose no threat ), frugal use of building materials as opposed to conventional box homes, and even distribution of interior heat. They never really caught on except for a few willing to think outside the box. So long as the empire of conventional thought ( and mass developers )rules this design is as headed for the same fate as the Geodesic dome and could only hope to aspire to the sale numbers of that dwelling design\’s success among the masses of the great unenlightened slaves to conventional thought.

  3. Ed O'Neil May 6, 2014 at 6:33 am

    As a follower of the great master architect Frank Lloyd Wright I believe an architectural statement should blend with the environment. It should compliment its environment not contrast it. While the residence is conceived to let in light and provide views of the landscape, in my opinion, Mr. Ramos’ design does not relate to the landscape of open fields and forrest groves, rather it sits in the middle of a field like some futuristic space vehicle waiting to depart for some distant galaxy. Besides, the pyramid concept has been done by I. M. Pei in the Palais du Louvre in Paris. Much more effectively, I might add.

  4. Roger Cowen April 30, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Could it be used in northern climates like Alberta . is it hail safe ?

  5. Joseph Misener April 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    My home will have an elevation an eventually a teleport station when we remember how to do it.

  6. Violet Lotus April 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    wonder what the price per SF would be…?

  7. Harlan Malfar March 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    where can i get plans ?

  8. cecilegroenewald11111 February 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I love this idea. And thinking of building one for myself. Will it be able to load its own energy for electricity with sun panels

  9. Nada Jurič October 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Just perfect!

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