The topsy-turvy house of Siberia baffles us with its surrealism


In our contemporary state of affairs, the notion of an upside-down house is not that bizarre, given the examples of such installations from around the world. However, there is more to the above pictured inverted residence than that meets the eye. How so? Well, this topsy-turvy house located in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, takes the reverse scope to dizzying heights, with internal furnishings, toys and even food hanging from the upside-down angle.

The immediate design trope that catches our attention is gleefully inverted car along the equally overturned driveway. And, as one makes his/her way into the house, the ‘tumble down the rabbit-hole’ continues with sofas, chairs, mirrors, doors, a fireplace and even a Christmas tree flaunting their ‘backward glory’. But things really get hypnagogic when you step into the upended kitchen and the kid’s playroom, with food, toys and arcade machines suspended from the converse perspective.


The photos we see here, are courtesy of long-time photojournalist Ilya Naymushin. This is what he had to say about the inspiration for taking these surreal snaps –

I like shooting stories about people who belong to the “one in a million” category – unusual people doing unusual things. They can be amateur artists, builders, extreme sportsmen, winter swimmers, or people who live in difficult conditions in the modern world and manage to survive.

upside-down_house_Siberia_2 upside-down_house_Siberia_3 upside-down_house_Siberia_4 upside-down_house_Siberia_5 upside-down_house_Siberia_6 A woman visits a room in a house built upside-down in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk upside-down_house_Siberia

Via: BeautifulDecay

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