Ever seen one of those suburban mansions and wonder why anyone would want so much space? The Practice of Everyday Design in California has seen excessive (and mostly fake) opulence past the point of saturation … and devised a humorous solution.

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“The McNasty Mansion offers a new and more exciting typology of homes, formed off the same principals of the McMansion: more rooms than one can fill, enough mixed styles to ensure complete architectural confusion, and enough faux finishes and cheap materials to keep cost down but dimensions huge.”

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It is, in essence, a monstrous medley – a cacophony of confusing details and impossible connections somewhere between Frankenstein’s monster and the reality-defying works of M.C. Escher. Equal parts theoretical parody and applied 3D printing, it was created as follows:


“We entered “dream home” in Google’s 3D warehouse search, a database and community of open source 3D objects built using Google’s free Sketchup 3D drafting software. We collected what we found to be the most popular “dream home” designs and combined them to form the ultimate McNasty Mansion.


Biting sarcasm concludes their humorous description: “As the proud owner of more features and space than you ever thought possible, your significance as a human being could never be more obvious.”

Lest you think the designers are jokesters who are more into sculpture than architecture, you should check out their other work on ArchDaily, which includes full-scale houses.

About the architects:

“The Practice of Everyday Design is committed to forming new design opportunities by merging seemingly irreconcilable ideas. A strong conceptual framework forms the foundation for our explorations in design, each piece stemming from a simple idea or story then taking on a life of its own. We approach each piece with as much rigor as humor, for a playful but deliberate result. The unique challenges of both serial production and one-off pieces provide us with endless opportunities for creative multidisciplinary design.”