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* Residential Architecture: J4 Houses by Vertice Arquitectos

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

J4 Houses by Vertice Arquitectos

Residential Architecture: J4 Houses by Vertice Arquitectos: “..We were faced with a plot of land shaped as a quarter of a circumference that had a height difference of 5.50 meters on the curved side. This side has a privileged view of the sea. In addition, we were conditioned by the construction regulations which enabled us to build two terraced levels..The project is based upon two containers, which have been cut, in order to adopt a “mineral” form. These different volumes have been designed to overhang in order to avoid the use of great contention walls and to create useful spaces beneath them. They also define the entrance to the house..The first volume, located at the highest point of the plot, hosts the main bedroom and has a one level. The second volume, located at the lowest height, has two floors, beneath of which the parking area situated..Access to the house is through a sloped garden that leads to the entrance hall, space which articulates both volumes. It takes us to the more intimate area of the entrance level and to the stairs. Through the stairs we reach, in first place, the main bedroom and then the social area of the house, located at the highest level..Due to the existing coast regulations all exterior walls are painted white and contention walls are veneered with concrete tiles. Frameworks have been finished in a steel blue look..”  Interesting form, interior volumes; extensive glazing..

See our posts on two other homes by Vertice Arquitectos:

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image: Courtesy of Vertice Arquitectos; article: “J4 Houses / Vertice Arquitectos” 02 May 2013. ArchDaily

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* Residential Architecture: CyD House by V.Oid

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 25 October 2012

Residential Architecture: CyD House by V.Oid: “..The Project consists of a 470 m²  summer home in the Los Cóndores Country Club of Chaclacayo, north of Lima, Peru. The site measures approximately 2500 m², with an extremely irregular geometry and steep inclines, the most dramatic of which is a land depression with obsolete cisterns. To best reintegrate the unoccupied area in the lot -its main asset– we pushed the house up against its sheerest front to consolidate the outer area before and below its line of vision. Using a very strong symmetry, the house’s shape consists of two wings in a V-shape that adjust to the terrain’s perimeter, maximizing the flat garden area at the front..The entrance to the house is at its far left. A lengthwise, partly-covered gallery runs along the house, integrating all social areas, namely, the vestibule, the living and dining rooms, the kitchen and terrace. The second storey holds the private areas: on the left wing, the childrens’ quarters; on the right one, a family porch and, at the center, atop the volume with the greatest hierarchical importance, the master bedroom, with a privileged view onto the valley..The house is for someone very passionate about wood so we explored about its uses and different expressions. All the joints were designed to be invisible generating an apparent equilibrium between the pieces that rest one on top of the other. The wooden columns rest on an empty Corten steel frame. The floors, columns and beams of the terrace are Cumaru wood but of different qualities, the knots, streaks and natural features are part of the expression of the material. The shade of woods sticks plays with a gradient of distances that responding to the sun movement. The bougainvillea on the pots of the second floor will grow to give a colorful atmosphere into the space underneath it. Deep vein wood planks were used to form the concrete walls that frames the Olive tree at the entry. The pool has the same treatment side walls of concrete but the floor and backs are treated like a carpet of blue Mosaics. The second floor features a rusted slate surface and around the perimeter of the lot as well as the wall that delimits the pool area is built with local stone..”  Interesting form and materiality; extensive use of wood and stone; ample glazing, natural light..

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image: © Juan Solano; article: Gaete , Javier . “CyD House / V.Oid” 22 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/283767&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: Mirador House by 2.8x Architects

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Mirador House by 2.8x Architects: “..The project consists of two volumes that contrast each other. A fully transparent volume predominantly glass and metal houses the social housing area allowing a clear view over the city. A second volume contains the most secretive private area of the house. The stone and concrete help to create the counterpart and to demonstrate how the building sits on the hill in a firm transparent allowing the volume to feel like a free-floating element in a more heavy and rocky..As part of the idea of exploiting the full view and fix the theme of the fifth facade in a neighborhood where homes are spread over the hill, we chose to include a garden terrace around the roof of the social area completing the idea of this volume as a great lookout over the city. This area is part of the guest bedroom located on the second level..”  Extensive glazing, natural light and views, materials, contextual, indoor/outdoor and stylistic sensibilities..

image + article: Contemporist

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* Residential Architecture: Writhing Tower by LYCS Architecture

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 14 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Writhing Tower by LYCS Architecture: “..a sky condo..each unit is rotated on a 45 degree angle to create a cruciform shaped plan and to give the appearance of a linear hinged volume. it enables each suite to have uninterrupted vistas to the public park at the front of the site, and the ocean at the rear of the location. the layout also block views to the apartment above and below it creating privacy..each suite is a two-story townhouse, with a terrace for a garden and a pool with a deck. because of the geometric position of the overall tower, each patio is able to receive the tropical sunshine and breeze. the metal hyper that connects the second floor plate to the underside of the unit above projects the user’s view out from the structure to blend the two box geometrics. it takes on the appearance of being twisted from division to division, up the tower. a mesh triangle is added to provide additional sun protection and synthetic connection to the form..”  Stacked and rotated in such a way that each residential unit possesses two terraces, a garden and a swimming pool; luxurious..

See our post on another project by LYCS Architecture: Architecture: Spruce Art Center by LYCS Architecture.

image: courtesy of LYCS architecture; article: Designboom

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