The Wave House by Mario Romano
Continuing our search for some of the most interesting homes across the globe, we came across this less-than-humble abode in Venice, California by Los Angeles-based architect Mario Romano called The Wave House.
The Wave House, unsurprisingly, takes its inspiration from the ocean swell, using stained cedar wood and over 300 unique and custom cut aluminium pieces on its 40-foot ‘shell’ to create the feeling of crashing waves.
With an affinity for natural landscapes, Mario Romano is an artist specialising in architecture, design and digital fabrication. Having designed and built over $50 million worth of high-end residential projects from the ground up, building facades and interior carved walls that blur into floors he’s manifesting what he calls, ‘a second nature’.
The most notable features in the two-storey Wave House include a large front door which has been constructed from skateboard decks, a living room with a vista of the home’s gigantic lawn, and a swimming pool/outdoor theatre which spans 11,000-square-feet.
Of course, none of this construction comes easy and Romano had to use some truly revolutionary techniques. For example, the 3-4 inch aluminium panels on the exterior of the house were digitally rolled and unrolled, then cut by a CNC machine and finally attached to a complex metal structure. The shell flows continuously down from the top of the parapet, all the way down to the bottom of the front wall.
We absolutely love homes as unique as Mario Romano’s Wave House. And if we could afford him, we’d be getting him to design our new 4 bedroom. But for now, we’ll just have to take inspiration over at his Website!