This could give the Iron Man's house a run for its money. Approximately 40 miles north of Auckland, New Zealand is the perfect perch for a proposed dream house. Though only an architectural visualization at this point, this is the kind of house you would normally expect a Bond movie villain to own!
Mahina, Maori for moon, designed by Weber Consulting was originally slated to be placed on the relatively uninhabited Kawau Island. However the island's residents are torn over whether or not to allow it to be built. The controversy has led to international interest, and according to the New Zealand Herald News, the official website for the Mahina says that the moon-shaped house can be built anywhere on the planet.
The website literature states, “ A predominantly modern residence with a 'Bondesque' suggestion of times past; the glamorous age of martinis and tuxedos.”
“ Dispel the misconception that white is starck (sic) or austere. Here it is lavish, sumptuous, opulent.”
The house is 827 square meters and is set to have a plant room, deck, swimming pool and “ thermal mass” to regulate internal temperatures.
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