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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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* Residential Architecture: The Bunkie – Small Space Architecture by Evan Bare + Nathan Buhler

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Bunkie - Small Space Architecture by Evan Bare + Nathan Buhler

Residential Architecture: The Bunkie – Small Space Architecture by Evan Bare + Nathan Buhler: “..evan bare of 608 design and nathan buhler of BLDG workshop have conceived ‘the bunkie’ as a medium to experiment in ideas 
that cross boundaries between architecture and furniture design. the concept uses identical techniques used in
 the manufacturing process of high production plywood furniture. the frame is built using a CNC router to cut highly accurate parts which fit together like a puzzle.
.clad in plywood and barn board (or other materials) – everything can be built in a factory and shipped flat-packed on-site for final assembly. the interior was designed to maximize the potential for small spaces – living quarters that could be commonly used as a family cottage add-on for
 sleeping extra guests without building permit requirements. a multi-functional room has been developed that consists of three modes: sleep, play and open..‘sleep mode’ employs two queen sized murphy beds built into one main wall – a small dining table and set of four chairs are visually integrated into the main feature wall, and can be detached for use in play mode. open mode would provide the most square footage to be used for meditation, yoga,
reading, or even ice fishing..”  Great!

image: Courtesy of Evan Bare + Nathan Buhler; article: Designboom

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* Residential Architecture: Shoffice by Platform 5 Architects

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 12 January 2013

Shoffice by Platform 5 Architects

Residential Architecture: Shoffice by Platform 5 Architects: “..‘Shoffice’ (shed + office) is a garden pavilion containing a small office alongside garden storage space located to the rear of a 1950′s terraced house in St John’s Wood, London, UK. The brief required the shoffice to be conceived of as a sculptural object that flowed into the garden space..A glazed office space nestles into an extruded timber elliptical shell, which curls over itself like a wood shaving, and forms a small terrace in the lawn. The interior is oak lined and fitted out with storage and a cantilevered desk. Two rooflights – one glazed above the desk with another open to the sky outside the office bring light into the work space..The project was a close collaboration between Architect, Structural Engineer and Contractor. The lightweight structure, formed with two steel ring beams, timber ribs and a stressed plywood skin, sits on minimal pad foundations. Much of the project was prefabricated to reduce the amount of material that needed to be moved through the house during construction..”  Extensive glazing, natural light; interesting form, fenestration, materiality..

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image: © Alan Williams Photography; article: “Shoffice / Platform 5 Architects” 09 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. http://www.archdaily.com/316282>

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* Residential Architecture: Low Energy House MZ by Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes

Posted by the editors on Monday, 17 September 2012

Residential Architecture: Low Energy House MZ by Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes: “..spanish practice calderon-folch-sarsanedas arquitectes refurbished a 94 square-meter house built in 1918 in only 120 days, to improve its energetic and acoustic comfort. the ‘low energy house MZ’ posed three challenging parameters: it’s northeast orientation, a small budget, and the client’s need to inhabit the dwelling as soon as possible. the components of the house are prefabricated, saving money and allowing the main timber structure, facade and roof to be assembled in only a few days using a numbering system like a toy set..the biggest changes made to the existing structure are the centrally located skylight and large sliding door connecting to the long garden. the openings provide solar gain in the winter and natural ventilation in the summer, as well as illuminate the primary space and reduce the need for artificial lighting. the walls, made from structural timber frame oriented-strand-board (OSB) panels are insulated with natural sheep wool and wood fiber boards, and integrate a dual flow ventilation system with 88% heat recovery. natural larch planks constitute the facade, while heat treated pine makes up the roof and three-ply panels compose the interior cupboards. the overall result is a ten-factor rehabilitation, lowering the residence’s energy need from 171 kwh/m2 to 17 khw/m2..”  Interesting interior volumes; indoor / outdoor sensibility; low energy renovation..

image: © R. diaz wichmann, courtesy of calderon-folch-sarsanedas arquitectes; article: Designboom

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