The amazing Your Rainbow Panorama circular rooftop walkway in Denmark is a modern “art meets architecture” project. Resting atop the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, the fascinating colorful glass panoramic rooftop allows visitors to get a different view of the city. Its complete panoramic views filtered through bent colored glass arranged in the color spectrum were possible by placing the circular pathway on 3.5 meter columns resting on the steel construction beneath. The building of the art museum in Aarhus, Denmark, adorned with the enticing result of blending art into architecture, was designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, who were inspired by Dante’s “Divine Comedy”.
This challenged the designer, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson to design a $9 million project that would better mark the line between heaven and the underworld. To get a clearer view of the Rainbow Panorama, measuring 150 meters long, 3 meters wide and 3 meters high, and with a diameter of 52 meters, check out the video below. These words from the artists will explain the inspiration and the feeling the rooftop panorama was conceived to offer: “Your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand, that is to say the view of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving”.
And who says recessed living areas need to be indoors? Your outdoor space can benefit just as much from sunken seating, as evidenced by this elegant, stone-lined patio by Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes. And for one final dose of sunken living room eye candy, feast your eyes on this over-the-top living area by Chris Barrett Designs. The former estate of Johnny Carson features giant windows overlooking a cliff in Malibu, so it’s no wonder a safe and plush sunken sofa was added to ground the space.
It’s no surprise that our friends Down Under know how to get low when it comes to their living rooms. Designed by Georgia Ezra of G. A.B. B. E. Studio, the cool and contemporary Brighton Escape home is made a bit more comfy thanks to a dropped seating area lined with the same wood that accents the ceiling, walls and stairs. Located in Merida, Mexico, Casa Sisal‘s vast great room boasts a recessed sitting area that emphasizes its modern splendor by creating a symmetry with the home’s 3-sided infinity edge swimming pool.The best part? This opulent 2-bedroom home is available for rent for a mere $299 a night so that you can snuggle up there yourself.