Space is a fascinating topic and serves as major inspiration for architects and designers from around the world to create some truly out of this world structures. Here are four of LaCantina’s favorite designs that look like they were built in another galaxy:

Wave House by Seppo Mäntylä

Image courtesy of Hans Koistinen

Wave House was designed by the Finnish architect Seppo Mäntylä and manufactured by the Finnish log home maker Polar Life Haus. Only five of these limited-edition spaceship-like homes will ever be constructed. This aerodynamic home is constructed from solid wood, glass and steel. Seppo Mäntylä designed this home to seamlessly integrate the timber with the glass.

1970s UFO House by Stefan Hitthaler

Image courtesy of Harald Wisthaler

This UFO House is in northeast Italy and originally built in 1973 that was set to be demolished. Architect Stefan Hitthaler remodeled the holiday cabin into a 660 sq. ft. Space Age midcentury that better suits its owners needs. Updates to this UFO-like house include replaced siding and interior finishes, construction of a spacious deck, installation of modern amenities and a spaceship-inspired retractable staircase. The architect focused on solutions that generated greater energy savings and thermal insulation like the ones provided by LaCantina’s Aluminum Thermally Controlled Systems.

Los Terrenos House by Tatiana Bilbao

Image courtesy of Rory Gardiner

Los Terrenos House located on a hillside in Monterrey, Mexico, is comprised of mirrored glass to reflect the terrain around it and blend in with its forest surroundings. “The mirrored glass envelope simultaneously reflects and contains the lush surrounding,” states the Mexico City based architect, Tatiana Bilbao. Folding glass doors similar to LaCantina’s Folding Systems open the bedrooms to look out to the tree tops.

Private Residence by Zaha Hadid

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This private residence, located near Moscow, was designed for Russian businessman and philanthropist, Vladislav Doronin. This is the only completed residential project by the late Zaha Hadid. The structure sits on a sloping, forested landscape and the second addition contains the master suite that “floats” 72 feet above the ground to capture the surrounding views.