Posted by the editors on Monday, 1 October 2012
Residential Architecture: La Luge House by YH2 Architecture: “..Mostly dedicated to the enjoyment of Quebec’s winter, La Luge is a secondary home lying in the midst of the forest. Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces..While La Luge is as a compact scheme meant to accommodate a large number of guests, the house’s spaces can be reconfigured into diverse geometries: using large sliding doors, the users may transform the children bedroom into a playground or a guest bedroom, more or less opened onto the main living spaces..The project is made out of two embracing volumes set on different levels –one dark, one light, thus creating distinct spaces, freely merging one into the other..In this wood shell made of essences of cedar, oak and walnut, the atmosphere is soft but bright, soothing..” Ample glazing, natural light, nature views; abundant interior and exterior wood: horizontal wood cladding, wood flooring, wood walls and ceilings..
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image: © Francis Pelletier; article: Cifuentes , Fabian . “La Luge / YH2 Architecture” 27 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/275993>
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Posted by the editors on Saturday, 11 August 2012
Residential Architecture: ‘A’ House in Kisami by Florian Busch Architects: “..tokyo-based firm florian busch architects has shared with us their recently completed ”A’ house in kisami’ within the shizuoka region of japan. located at the tip of the izu peninsula, the retreat contrasts the owner’s bustling life of tokyo, approximately 180 kilometers north of the area. positioned on a steep coastal hill, the structure overlooks the ocean and opens to the sights and sounds of the sea. the majority of the site’s terrain underfoot is inclined to a 30 degree angle, requiring initial carving of the earth to inset two stacked volumes. the trapezoidal footprints are rotated along a common central axis to form a central void, where the a spa zone has been inserted..” Extensive glazing, natural light, lovely views; board-formed concrete, wood flooring, spiral staircase, roof terrace..
See our post on another home by Florian Busch Architects: Residential Architecture: House in Takadanobaba by Florian Busch Architects.
image: © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ, courtesy of florian busch architect; article: Designboom
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Posted by the editors on Thursday, 2 August 2012
Architecture: I Resort by a21studio: “..located near a small hill near a river which separates from nha trang, vietnam, the ‘i resort’ by vietnamese practice a21studĩo satisfies the growing need for mud baths in the region. hot springs on 7 hectares are experienced by tourists within a setting constructed from locally found wood, rock, coconut leaf. lotus ponds, gourd and flower gardens have been weaved throughout the plan, easing the strength of the tropical sun. a main courtyard and circulatory space is formed by an easy to assemble mortise and tenon structure, serving to modify the microclimate. flexible and adaptable spaces accommodate the need for changing functions, encouraging activity to occur in quiet and peaceful places..the open design allows opportunities for solar gain and ventilation. internal gardens are integrated to minimize excessive temperatures, as well as careful selection of roof materials and fenestration..” Vernacular yet contemporary: interesting forms and materiality: bamboo, stone, wood, banana leaves; indoor /outdoor sensibility..
See our posts on two homes by a21studio: Residential Architecture: a21House by a21studio and Residential Architecture: 3×9 House by a21 studio.
image: © hiroyuki oki, courtesy of a21studĩo; article: Designboom
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