In recent years, architecture has seen a flurry of offbeat yet beautiful abodes with designs based on the world around us. | By Sara Carpenter, BobVila.com
Whether it's a hike in the woods, a night beneath the stars, or a sunny day at the beach, natural inspirations are creeping more and more into residential architecture. Intended to be in sync with their surroundings, these homes may appear out of the ordinary, but their designs are based on common features of the great outdoors like mushrooms and seashells. Click through to see a dozen stunning examples of organic architecture from yesterday and today.
carol: i heard him say, we're going to help the middle class, something to that effect. haven't we heard that for 8 years? we "were" middle class when these people took over, not now, my husbands company moved to mexico, so he lost his job of 30 years, we lost health insurance that we had never been without and it's been almost a year. we can't afford any ins on unemployment, get on medicaid you say? can't, we have a retirement account which we now have to get into because the savings is gone and we have more than one car. now when everything is gone, then yes we could get on medicaid, how wonderful. also heard him say, college will be debt free for everyone! RAH, oh wait, i'll be paying for this free college, and don't the um, college kids realize THEY will be paying for this "free" college the rest of their lives instead of just paying their own college for a few years? are they really that dumb? jobs have been added you say? not that many, and how many were lost, how many simply aren't counted anymore but they still don't have jobs, i heard 60% of the population doesn't work, that does not sound like a boom economy or job market to me. i'm old, but we have to pay so people with kids can get the unearned income credit, the child tax credit, the additional child tax credit. where the heck were those when WE had kids, there wasn't any! we paid for our kids ourselves, and now we're paying for everyone else's, plus we're paying for all the illegals benefits (yes they receive them all) plus they get back IRS refunds for 3 years, even tho they put nothing in, and all the child tax credits, and on and on and on. THAT'S what democrats have done for us, and you think medicare was bad before, obamacare has gutted it, hospitals get government bonuses to NOT treat seniors, oh, yes, i can see the rainbow ahead should democrats keep power. and ISIS? you don't think heads will roll once the dems get our guns, oh, they aren't going to take anyones guns you say? of course not, i'm sure that's what the german people said 70 years ago, too. registration, confiscation, and death, what a country.