House of Balls
Architecture is moving quickly past the four-walls-and-a-roof paradigm made popular for fast construction and efficiency, returning to its center a field lush with potential and rich with innovation. Take, for example, this rendering of a home in Normandy, France, by French architect Cyril Lacenlin. Built from baubles and parametric orbs, the visually-dense structure belies the space’s airiness. Visually, the balls add a rich texture and depth to the building’s grid-based blueprint. There’s something utopian to the house: A hint at futures to come. To see more from the forefront of architectural innovation, browse our books The Tale of Tomorrow and Inside Utopia.