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* Residential Architecture: Tsai Residence by HHF Architects + Ai Weiwei

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 2 September 2012

Residential Architecture: Tsai Residence by HHF Architects + Ai Weiwei: “..The Tsai Residence is a country house designed for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for simple abstract looking piece, sitting almost without scale on top of the vaste property, which is located two hours upstate from New York City..The four equal sized boxes are built as simple wood construction covered with corrugated metal panels on the outside and wood and gypsum panels on the inside. The floor plan is based on the needs of a traditional country house. Only partially the organization of the rooms is a direct consequence of the rigid outer form..The Living Room focuses on the different light conditions needed for an existing and future art collection, while the great view into the nearby countryside is present without being dominant. The sequence of the different rooms reflects the idea of a private gallery. Natural light is coming into the spaces through the openings in between the outer boxes..”  Extensive glazing, abundant natural light, views; interesting form; materials sensibility..(article includes photos by the excellent architectural photographer Iwan Baan..)

See our post on the guesthouse of the Tsai Residence, also by HHF Architects + Ai Weiwei: Residential Architecture: Guesthouse by HHF architects + Ai Weiwei.

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image: Iwan Baan, Nikolas Koenig; article: “Tsai residence / HHF Architects + Ai Weiwei” 02 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/12806&gt;

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