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* Residential Architecture: Boxhome by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 29 September 2012

Residential Architecture: Boxhome by Rintala Eggertsson Architects: “..Boxhome is a small, residential project in Oslo by Norwegian architects Rintala Eggertsson..The 19 square metre dwelling is described by the architects as being “a peaceful small home, a kind of urban cave”..It is constructed using a timber frame and is clad in aluminium. Internally, a different species of wood was chosen for each room..wood: pine / structures; cypress / interior walls and floors; birch / kitchen; spruce / bathroom; red oak / living room; nut/ bedroom..”  Unusual, intriguing; materials sensibility..

See our post on another project by Rintala Eggertsson Architects: Architecture: Into The Landscape by Rintala Eggertsson Architects.

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* Architecture: WISA Wooden Design Hotel by Pieta-Linda Auttila

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 25 August 2012

Architecture: WISA Wooden Design Hotel by Pieta-Linda Auttila: “..Architect Pieta-Linda Auttila has completed a prototype holiday home in Helsinki, Finland, featuring a sculptural, wooden trellis between two box-like ends..Called the WISA Wooden Design Hotel and created for Finnish forest products brand UPM Kymmene, the building is made of pine, spruce and birch grown in Finland..The two solid volumes house sleeping and living areas, with large windows in each end overlooking the sea on one side and the city on the other..The curved panels of the wooden trellis shelter a central patio from wind and filter the light..”  Interesting form and interiors; extensive interior and exterior wood..

image: UPM; article: Dezeen

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* Residential Architecture: Holzkristal House by Hurst Song Architekten

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 19 August 2012

Residential Architecture: Holzkristal House by Hurst Song Architekten: “..This holiday home by Swiss architects Hurst Song Architekten is partly embedded in the steep slopes of the Swiss Alps..Located in Lumbrein in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, the house is vertically clad in black-stained timber..The roof is made from copper and will eventually discolour to blend in with the dark timber..The gabled roof has been positioned perpendicular to the hill, as is customary for local buildings..A concrete frame has been inserted around the entrance at the lower corner of the house..The underground parking area also provides a separate internal entrance to the house..The interiors make use of concrete and spruce, with darker materials on the lower levels and lighter materials throughout the upper floors..The kitchen and living room have spruce walls and concrete floors, and are divided by a central concrete wall..The bedrooms are finished in spruce and some have beds that fold out from the walls..The project was commended in the Architectural Review House Awards 2012 prize this year..”

See our posts on some of the AR House 2012 Prize homesResidential Architecture: House For All Seasons by John LinResidential Architecture: Inside Out by Takeshi Hosaka ArchitectsResidential Architecture: Whangapoua by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects.

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* Residential Architecture: Sauna by Formløs Architecture

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Residential Architecture: Sauna by Formløs Architecture: “..Sitting on the brink of a waterfall near  farm in central Norway, the sauna, designed byFormløs Architecture, is simple and sculptural. As if cut from one piece of wood, the sauna hovers one foot above the ground and stretches out over the water..Surrounded by dense forest you only hear the water flowing in the river and the occasional strike of the axe as bathers chop more firewood for the wooden stove. The site itself and the walk up to it gave inspiration to the design. Arriving on a tractor road leading from the farm, you have to cross the river on the farmer’s bridge to reach the bank with the sauna. This walk from the public to the protected and the entering of a closed room where you may well sit all naked right next to a total stranger gave us the ideas for the orientation of the different parts of the structure..The only window in the sauna room, sitting up behind the bathers’ necks, provides a view of treetops and the sky. The heat source is an old wooden stove from the farm. A small annex for changing clothes and storing firewood is added as a freestanding continuation of the main form. The annex floor serves as a bench for those who are out to get fresh air or who have just come up from the cold waters of the river after a dip. Once you close the door, it becomes darker, and all you hear are the sounds from the fire in the stove and the hiss of water thrown on hot rocks..The sauna is an insulated stud wall construction in spruce. The tight economy of the project resulted in outer and inner cladding both being executed with spruce planks of rough quality. This lends a rugged feeling to the building and reminds one of the local historical timber constructions. The building rests on pad foundations so as to make as small an impact on the ground vegetation as possible..”  Interesting form, minimal style, impact, materials; contextual sensibility..

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image: Courtesy of Formløs Architecture; article: Furuto , Alison . “Sauna / Formløs Architecture” 14 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 14 Aug 2012. <http://www.archdaily.com/262496&gt;

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