Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Residential Architecture: Private House by BoA Studio Architetti: “..within a small industrial area now disused, where Sile river leaves the historical city together with the old water way called Restera. The loft is placed at the last storey of the tower, part of a former button firm of the 20-30ies, one of the first cast-concrete structures in Treviso, connected to main part of the building through an iron and glass walkway..Once demolished the old wall partitions, concrete structures emerge in their strength with 45° shaped beams, six rooflights, the five-meter open space marked by two big pilars and a unique 270° view over the city and the river. The design proposal splits in two the old industrial space..Linear and helical stairways going up to the decking roof emphatize the two columns verticality. A full-height greenhouse articulates the wide open space into living and dining area. Two new openings within thin floor slab also emphatize roof transparency effect, where the glazed volume is, at a time, vegetal wall and natural vent system..” Interior garden, skylights, interesting interior volumes in this renovation and refurbishment of an old button factory; abundant glazing and natural light, roof terrace..
image: © Marco Zanta; article: Ross , Kritiana . “Private House / BoA Studio Architetti” 23 May 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/236522>
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Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Residential Architecture: Residential Building in Rosario by Rafael Iglesia: “..The Modern Movement did not only leave us its aesthetics, but also its ethics: Thus, in a dwelling house, the specificity of its functions showed us that there was a room for parents (for procreation), and another for children (two, if they were of different sex). This functional specificity is what is questioned in my building, since the family unit is not any longer what it used to be, a change that may also be traced in ethics, traces we can’t follow here..Deleuze introduce a description of two games of opposing functioning, Chess and Go, a description that may well illustrate two ways of working within Architecture. In a codified Architecture, all its elements operate as the chess pieces: they have an inner nature or intrinsic properties that make them what they are. Thus, a window is always a window, a door is a door, a beam a beam, and this is proved with every component. They have designed roles and movements. Each of them is a subject of enunciation with a relative meaning, the relative meanings are combined into a subject of enunciating..” Right. Well…despite a perhaps excessively formal, intellectualised architect’s description, the Residential Building in Rosario offers interesting forms, significant interior wood, form-molded concrete, ample glazing and natural light, balconies..
image: © Gustavo Frittegotto; article: Ross , Kritiana . “Flashback: Residential Building in Rosario / Rafael Iglesia” 03 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/240087>
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Posted by the editors on Sunday, 3 June 2012
Residential Architecture: Lake Hawea Courtyard House by Glamuzina Paterson Architects: “..It is through a contemporary interpretation of vernacular building form and materiality that the building design developed. In particular, the use of brick as a material became an early imperative in terms the development of the form and its place in the landscape. The use of brick created a concrete relationship with the site, and anchored it firmly to the ground, along with a textural palette that allowed for a constantly shifting interpretation of scale..The physical context was the driver of the formal arrangement of the house in Lake Hawea. It was decided that the overall shape should be a low singular form bunkered in the landscape that responds formally to the immediate context within which it is placed. The courtyard type allowed the building to address continuous enclosure and protection from the elements. The plan of the house was then able to negotiate both the interior courtyard and the exterior landscape. The idea of singular forms clad with simple materials, drove the material and formal qualities of the building early on in the design process..” Clean, textured, sharp form, ample glazing, natural light, views, contextual and indoor/outdoor sensibility..
image: © Samuel Hartnett; article: Ross , Kritiana . “Lake Hawea Courtyard House / Glamuzina Paterson Architects” 01 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/239708>
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