We’ve all seen clouds that seemingly resemble real things, but what about a fluffy orb that just hangs in the sky? That is truly unusual. Twitter user @pmxpvrtmx (aka Poppy) recently witnessed this incredible sight and captured the spherical cloud as it hovered above houses in Fujisawa, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. After staring at the phenomena, she “rushed to take the photo.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with this eco-friendly house, hidden on a coastal hillside in Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush greenery, I can only imagine how fresh the air must be. And with a fantastic view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this home almost seems too good to be true…
Designed by SPG Architects, Casa Torcida has the largest domestic solar array in Costa Rica, which provides enough energy for lighting, appliances, and miscellaneous equipment. In the future, this solar-derived power will also provide for the needs of a state-of-the-art recording studio, located on the bottom floor.
The solar panels sit on a ceramic-based roof coating that both minimizes solar heat-gain and provides a clean source of water for the house and the pool, thus there is no need for well water. Cabinetry was locally fabricated from trees originally harvested from the foundation area and all materials were locally sourced whenever possible. No air-conditioning is required since natural cross breezes cool each room.