Designed in 2013 by Feldman Architecture, the Butterfly House in California is composed of three pavilions, each with roofs inspired by open butterfly wings.
Each pavilion has a distinct function: the central pavilion includes the living and dining areas, kitchen and other common spaces, while the other two pavilions are for rest, relaxation, and bathing. The structures are modest in square footage, but open up to sweeping views of the canyon and hills.
Aside from resembling graceful butterflies, the roofs also are capable of harvesting rainwater. Water simply doesn’t just flow into cisterns; it is incorporated into the design, traveling beautifully down a water slide before being stored in cisterns.