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* Residential Architecture: Off-grid itHouse by Taalman Koch

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Off-grid itHouse by Taalman Koch

Residential Architecture: Off-grid itHouse by Taalman Koch: “..The itHouse is a design system developed by  that utilizes a series of components prefabricated off-site to better control the construction waste, labor, and quality of the finished product. Conceived as a small house with glass walls and open floor plan, the itHouse maximizes the relationship of the occupant to the surrounding landscape while minimizing the building’s impact on delicate site conditions..Energy efficiency is achieved in the itHouse through passive heating and cooling, utilizing site orientation and cross ventilation, radiant floor heating, hi-efficacy appliances & equipment and the use of solar photovoltaic & thermal panels..To further enhance the experience of living in a glass house, a graphic design is mapped to discreet areas of the glass walls, creating framed views, sun-shading screen patterns and privacy zones. Artists Sarah Morris and Liam Gillick custom designed the graphic outfit for the off-grid itHouse..”  Extensive glazing (as one may expect in a glass house, after all), natural light, views; lovely site; interesting interior visual textures, graphism; commendable contextual sensibility..

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image: © Art Gray; article: “Off-grid itHouse / Taalman Koch” 01 Apr 2013. ArchDaily

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* Residential Architecture: Tind Prefab Houses by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 10 March 2013

Tind Prefab Houses by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Residential Architecture: Tind Prefab Houses by Claesson Koivisto Rune: “..stockholm, sweden-based studio claesson koivisto rune have teamed up with manufacturers at fiskarhedenvillan to design a series of pre-fabricated houses with a distinctly scandinavian aesthetic. the ‘tind’ residences draw their name from the norwegian word for ‘mountain peak’, a conceptual underpinning informed by the remarkable lack of sharp pointed peaks in scandinavian mountain systems. the softened edges of the range, shaved during the last major ice age, lend the landscape a particular beauty that finds its way into the architecture in the form of a truncated, single pitch roof. floor-grazing windows are relegated to major walls and all apertures lie flush with light-drenched interiors. rather than a perforated volume, the home is a rhythmic composition of built material and void, seamlessly delineated by beveled niches that also disguise the building’s joists. roof and wall are sharply divided and every vertex is clearly expressed by material changes. despite the various models of kit houses, every interior is organized by a central entrance way or staircase and seeks to blur notions of interior and exterior. while prefabricated homes have many historical iterations, the architectural integrity of the ‘tind’ series is preserved through culturally relevant approaches to living. the three dwelling designs will be officially launched this week in oslo and stockholm and will later be presented along with ceramic manufacturer globo during milan design week 2013..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, views..

See our post on another home by Claesson Koivisto Rune: Residential Architecture: Widlund House by Claesson Koivisto Rune.

image: © peter guthrie; article: Designboom

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