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* Residential Architecture: House in Monasterios by Ramon Esteve

Posted by the editors on Friday, 17 May 2013

House in Monasterios by Ramon Esteve

Residential Architecture: House in Monasterios by Ramon Esteve: “..The house is located in an elevated area, from which it dominates a hillside leading down to the sea. This view marks the direction the walls will take and, in an abstract form, define the project. The house is structured as a compaction of volumes of varying heights, and the form established by the main walls..The articulating space volume of this sequence is obtained from opening courts and patios in the central space of the house. A series of open courtyards are formed, covered in its perimeter like an atrium, in search of the access to the house, obtaining different perceptions of the house..The views from any point intersect and are never interrupted along the permeable sequence at the end of which, limited between glass membranes, is the lobby. Thus, it creates an approach path that exposes the more intimate side of the house so that, once inside, you discover the long views over the hillside to the sea..Among the great defining walls, the space is closed with large glass panels protected with wooden movable planes, graduating the closing level of each piece..The housing program is focused very clearly in the direction marked by the walls, and volumes depend on the spatial hierarchy of spaces. Two wooden emerging volumes, materialized by the chimneys, mark the counterpoint to the horizontality that defines the entire house..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, views; interesting fenestration, interior details and materiality..

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image: © Mayte Piera; article: “House in Monasterios / Ramon Esteve” 09 May 2013. ArchDaily

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* Residential Architecture: Caxinas House by AUZprojekt

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Caxinas House by AUZprojekt

Residential Architecture: Caxinas House by AUZprojekt: “..portuguese practice AUZprojekt has just shared with us images of their newest renovation in the small fishing town of vila do conde, Portugal, in a very dense urban context. the narrow rectangular plot contains an internal courtyard towards the back end and dictates the type and use of vertical circulation so as not to intrude excessively in the limited width available. a wing along the back side of the main volume extends the living areas that open to the private patio and creates another terrace on its rooftop..”  Interesting interior volumes and details..

image: courtesy of AUZprojekt; article: Designboom

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* Residential Architecture: Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 17 January 2013

Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects

Residential Architecture: Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects: “..Located on the east coast of Great Barrier Island, New Zealand – a black rough sawn timber box sits looking north to the sea..The dark exterior palette is completed with a layer of perforated metal screens. This operable layer allows the moderation of light / air and protection both when occupied and alone. Internally walls and floors are clad with oiled oak boards that provide a warm counter to its robust exterior..The programme provides for a pair of symmetrical bedrooms and ensuites set about a central living space. Care has been made to limit the scale of the building and maintain a sense of ‘cottage’. The building is off the grid, powered by solar panels [and] independent systems for water collection and treatment..This is a retreat that provides shelter, warmth and comfort to engage with the wilderness and isolation of the remote setting..”  Truly outstanding site; extensive glazing, natural light, ocean views; contextual and materials sensibility; sustainability..

See our posts on four other projects by Fearon Hay Architects:

image: © Patrick Reynolds; article: “Storm Cottage / Fearon Hay Architects” 14 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 16 Jan 2013. http://www.archdaily.com/318124

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* Residential Architecture: Caburé House by Nómade Architects

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Caburé House by Nómade Architects

Residential Architecture: Caburé House by Nómade Architects: “..This single-family housing project of 130 m² is located in the ecological place Los Huemules, at 10 km from the town of El Chalten in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. Nature was the protagonist when designing the place. The house follows the scale of the forest as well as the forest participates within the common areas. The house has a light footfall, as it is raised 45cm from the natural 0.00, thus trying to avoid a violent encounter between the natural and the artificial..The house is located in an enclosed space, which accepts the spatial flexibility required in order to have comfortable areas. The design shows a clear separation between public and private spaces, each with its relevant constraints. The simple resolution plan provides a fluid space between the main spaces of everyday use..This contemporary house is warm and traditional and has wood and metal cladding. The facades don’t compromise the overall harmony of the composition. There is a volumetric effort to maintain an horizontal scale by creating a link between the large space below the natural foliage of the beech and the house..The traditional wooden construction system on a concrete slab provided fast materialization and safe housing. The chosen materials solve the desired isolation from weather and also provide the spatial and textural warmth..Upon request and interest of the designers the house responds to environmental awareness. The wood used for construction is certified ensuring the preservation of forests, which was treated with burned oil for protection and durability. The road leading to the house seeks to preserve as much vegetation as possible, thus maintaining its ecological linearity and preserves the natural protection from high winds in the area..”  Lovely site; extensive glazing, natural light and views; interesting materiality and interior volumes..

image: Courtesy of Nómade Architects; article: “Caburé House / Nómade Architects” 12 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 16 Jan 2013. http://www.archdaily.com/317686

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