Blending between typologies, when a box is not enough- to connect to a vernacular surrounding. Currently in the making.
Villa in Hamburg – based on Palladio’s Villa Rotonda, this 15×15 m squared 2 volume seeks to unite contemporary with traditional design ideas by a 3 layered facade – travertine brass and glass. The 2 story building sits on a base that consists of a car collector’s garage, wine bar, back of house and other functions.
How to contribute to the silhouette of the landscape integrative way?
Tearing slanted roofs will frame the views- as the day progresses one can travel through the house to find one’s adequate spot. We try as much as possible to reduce gesture here, and push away from architectural reading over to more of a ‚land art‘ intervention.
We are suggesting a series of staggered pavilions that will make the experience- it’s one of the highest projects on the hill so we will save all the rain water we can harvest in a big water tank. The curved shapes provide shade throughout the course of the day – a panoramic experience.
Project Photographed by Tommaso Riva & KIEarch
This 3 bedroom home for a musician-composer, holds a 150 m2 loft space as its 2nd floor, overlooking its lush, surrounding of green rice paddies and coconut trees. The minimal shell of the house amplifies the panoramic experience of its surrounding landscape. The design emerged from a desire to translate the construct of a single sound wave into an overarching architectural gesture that will define the interior and exterior spatial qualities of the house.
Through an iterative process of manipulating the curve of single a line, both in plan and elevation, the house begins to articulate a multi-planar space in which the ground plane and roof scape are directly intertwined. As feeling like being inside of an instrument’ most inside surfaces are rendered as wood patterned surfaces. The ceiling drops down in equal manner to improve acoustics and to indicate the entrance as a gesture. This element adds to the sculpted, interior experience of the space that is free of structural excess.
Throughout several months of the year, House O operates as a ‘Artist-in-residence’ initiative, hosting selected artists from across the world for short periods of artistic retreat.