Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 8 May 2013
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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Posted by the editors on Saturday, 6 April 2013
Residential Architecture: House at Punta Chilen by dRN Architects: “..A Corten steel roof folds over the upper storey and terrace of this house on the Chilean Island of Chiloé by dRN Architects..Wooden columns and glazed strips form the ground floor facade overlooking the water, with a more open structure enclosing the lounge and kitchen on the upper floor..” Extensive glazing, natural light, sea and mountain views; interesting form, materiality, interior volumes; extraordinary site..
image: Felipe Camus of Chilean architecture database Barqo; article: Dezeen
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Posted by the editors on Friday, 5 April 2013
Residential Architecture: Omnibus House by Gubbins Arquitectos: “..Chilean architect Pedro Gubbins designed this concrete residence as a rural retreat for himself and his family and has balanced it on top of a dry-stone wall..Named Omnibus House, the long and narrow residence is constructed on the side of a hill and the wall beneath it functions as a retainer against the sloping landscape..Gubbins wanted the house to be visually linked to the outdoor spaces of its woodland location, so he designed the concrete volume with lengths of glazing stretching across its longest facades, allowing views right through the building..”All the issues with privacy are solved because of the slope of the location,” said Jose Quintana Cabezas, an architect at Gubbins Arquitectos. “There are neighbours, but they are far away enough to not to have visual contact, plus all the tree trunks help.”..One of the most prominent features of the house is a concrete staircase that cuts through its centre, connecting the rooms on the main floor with an entrance on the storey below and a terrace on the rooftop..Corridors run along both sides of the building, while rooms are arranged in sequence between. Glazed partitions divide the living and dining rooms, either side of the staircase, while wooden boards separate the bedrooms at the western end..The concrete walls are exposed inside the building, plus polished concrete floors run through each room..” Extensive glazing, natural light, forest views; interesting interior volumes with glass walls; interesting materiality, contextuality, details; visual sensibility; indoor / outdoor sensibility; lovely dry stone wall; 18-image slideshow in original article..
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Posted by the editors on Monday, 1 April 2013
Residential Architecture: Rio Bonito House by Carla Juacaba: “..carla juaçaba‘s design for a weekend home in mountainous eastern region of rio de janeiro, Brazil, uses the load bearing properties of meter-thick stone walls to suspend the roof and floor joists. four steel beams puncture walls so as to allow a sliver of glazing to wash the interior of the stone walls with diffused light. the visual weight of the rustic stone counters the lightness of the horizontal planes, creating an effect that mirrors the nearby river where diaphanous space confronts stalwart earth. the home explores the architectonics of encounter; water and fire, weight and lightness, archaic and industrial, and solid versus void. the brazilian architect was awarded the 2013 ‘arcVision prize for women in architecture’ for her ‘pavilion humanidade 2012′. Extensive glazing, natural light; interesting fenestration and juxtaposition of materiality and immateriality; numerous photos in original article..
image: © nelson kon; courtesy of carla juaçaba; article: Designboom
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