Architects have left people scratching heads in wonder after they designed a house which was built upside down.
Building and designing a new house of your own might seem like a topsy-turvy experience, and for a group of architects in Taiwan it certainly was.
On commission from the Culture Department, they designed and built an American-style family house with one crucial difference: the home and everything in it – from the car to the appliances to the toys on the floor are upside down.
The car in the garage is attached to the ceiling, an outdoor staircase at ground level leads to the third-floor living room and its ceiling furniture, and the appliances are real, with working lights throughout.
The designers paid close attention to details: the pasta on the dinner table hangs vertically as do the bathroom towels, and a computer in the study has yellow sticky notes attached.
The project is on display at Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, a site that was once a Japanese plum wine factory but has been turned into an arty warehouse with hip restaurants and a theatre showing independent films.