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U-House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Yamaguchi, Japan

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U-House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Yamaguchi, Japan | The Hardt

 

U-House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Yamaguchi, Japan. The space is designed to be an open living area, for a family of four. The open floor plan includes living area on the first floor and the bedrooms on the second floor which appears to float in midair. The concrete interior gives the space a sterile feel while still providing a warmer than expected vibe for the space. Kubota Architect Atelier is one of the preeminent architecture firms in Japan, and are well known for their minimalist aesthetic in most of their designs. 

 

 

Photos by James Silverman & Shigeo Ogawa

 

 

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FU House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Japan

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FU House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Shunan, Japan. Peace and privacy were met with insulated outer walls as well as a long terrace with a shallow pool surrounded by solid white walls. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors provide for optimized indoor-outdoor flow.  Inside, the multi-storeyed living space was constructed around adaptability and flexibility. “Light and shadow are restlessly ambiguous and abstracts are wind and water. Three pieces of white slab, each folded into an L-shape, are inserted three-dimensionally into this ever-changing environment.

 

 

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Concrete Box by Robertson Design located in Texas, USA

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Concrete Box by Robertson Design located in Texas, USA. Christopher Robertson, principal at Robertson Design created the 2,900 ft² (270 m²) ‘concrete box residence’ located in Texas, USA. The design of The Concrete Box house was begun with three fairly simple concepts as goals: a carefully choreographed entry sequence, material clarity, and a sculptural presence.  The building is composed of three elements- a concrete box, a wooden box, and the low concrete wall that encloses the entry courtyard.  Fenestration on the front is limited, which adds to the sculptural nature of the building.  To enter the building one slips between the two overlapping concrete walls in the front and then passes through the sanctuary-like entry courtyard before arriving at the front door.  

 

 

The door opens into an entry hall that has a low ceiling and is a touch dark.  From here one passes through an opening in the concrete box to enter the brightly lit, the tall volume of the main space.  While passing through the opening, one experiences the thickness and solidity of the concrete walls.  The abundant natural light and expansive views into the front courtyard and rear garden surprise as they are initially difficult to reconcile with the blank façade.  The first floor is basically a single space where slight level changes delineate function between dining, kitchen, and living. There is an office hidden behind sliding walls that allow the owners to work in this space during the day and then literally close the office at times when work is to be forgotten.  The simple and bright white rooms of the second floor stand in marked contrast to the downstairs with its wood and concrete walls.  

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Gerês House by Carvalho Araújo situated in Vieira does Minho, Portugal. Gerês house is located on a steep slope in the Caniçada Valley where there were a small house and a stream. The existing building was located in an upper level of the land eventually liable to small landslides, which determined its demolition and the relocation of the new construction.  The new construction relates to the land in a very spontaneous way, taking advantage of its steep slope, of the small stream and of the privileged view over the landscape. The access to the house is made from the upper level, ensuring a full view over the lot and over the building that fits on the ground like a rock. However, it’s inside the house where the visual range allows us to (re)discover the land below, characterized by the irregular stream’s route that results in a small lake at the lower level.

The building consists of two elements, a large wood volume that rests on a concrete base, which extends over the land and on the water line. The use of these two materials extends inside the house, which does not seek a conventional program, but rather large, functional and multipurpose spaces, where pleasure and work are mixed. The social space of the house assumes special relevance, materialized in a large central living room which extends to the outside through a large terrace. The kitchen and services are arranged on the same floor of the living room and the most intimate program comes at a second level, relating with the first one in the form of a mezzanine.

 

 

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The Pulitzer Arts Foundation by Tadao Ando located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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The Pulitzer Arts Foundation by Tadao Ando located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA is Japanese master Tadao Ando’s very first freestanding public commission in the United States, completed in 2001. Since August 2014, the original building has been undergoing a makeover, in consultation with Ando, to accommodate the foundation’s growing needs. Responding to an increasing demand for space, the new project includes a significant expansion of the foundation’s gallery area. Arranged within the building’s lower level, two major new display spaces, which previously hosted offices and storage, will now be part of the institution’s exhibitions and activities program, aimed to engage the wider public and local community. These new spaces increase the foundation’s program capacity by a striking near-fifty percent. At the same time, the organization (previously known as The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts) relaunches under a new name ‘to emphasize [its] institutional vision’. This is the building’s first major alteration since its completion in the early noughties. And Ando’s skillful redesign is focusing on more than just increasing floor space; a new, additional staircase will support movement through the building and help with visitor flow, perfecting both circulation and visitor experience within the new and old parts.

 

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House in Sátão by Jorge Mealha located in Sátão, Portuga

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House in Sátão (2013) by Jorge Mealha located in Sátão, Portugal. The project of the house of the Sátão aimed the recovering and expanding of an existing house where at the time of its beginning the mother of the client still lived. It was a beautiful stone-built house built by his father who carefully selected the material to be assembled. The house had the peculiarity of owning water well in its interior and the client made a point concerning its maintaining. The vicissitudes of a troubled building process as had as a main consequence the collapse of the original house in stone. The stubbornness of the architect, based on the conviction that these stones belonged to that specific site, leads to a new project reusing all the stones of the original house and maintaining the position of its main original body. Just like the water well inside. The project maintained the original premise of replicating a preexisting logic by organizing the program around an outside entrance patio. The project maintains the original premise of replicating preexisting logic by organizing the program around an outside entrance patio. On the ground floor, a concrete zigzag strap circumvents the new stone body, groups the set of social spaces of the house that form a set the compartments around the courtyard. In the upper floor, the set of intimate spaces follows the same logic. The various spaces are articulated on both floors through a long corridor.

 

 

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