Vancouver Would Be Cooler If it Had a Weird Village of Spherical Homes

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If is a column that advocates for things that exist in other cities that could serve to improve or otherwise celebrate life in our own.

(via) We’d love to to see these three-level, spherical homes in Holland (made of concrete strengthened with fibreglass and subsidized by the Dutch government) replicated for Vancouver, possibly on the southern shore of False Creek between the Cambie and Granville St. bridges. There are 50 in the original village, making it quite the sight!

Located about an hour outside Amsterdam is a village of spherical homes straight out of your futuristic fantasies. From a distance, Bolwoningen’s domes appear to be a set of golf balls, but up close, they are the architectural masterpiece of Dutch artist and sculptor Dries Kreijkamp. Built in 1984, each home contains three levels with round windows that give view to the scenic canal. The intent of the complex was to bring residents closer to nature. Although the designer has since passed, his legacy continues to live on in.

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