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Mexico City House by Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández located in Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City House by Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández located in Mexico City, Mexico

 

Mexico City House by Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández located in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes and his wife, fashion designer Carla Fernández designed a gorgeous house that is an exceptional example of Brutalist Beauty. The couple built their beautiful Home in Coyoacán, south of Mexico City, it is a peculiar structure that was envisioned as a dwelling for the caveman of the future. The source of inspiration for the concept are the ruins of a civilization, now extinct, which was more advanced than the one we’re living in now, according to the designers. Hammered concrete walls, chunky furniture from volcanic stone and an abundance of rich, overblown greenery all come together to form an architectural masterpiece. Part of the remarkable stone floor is inspired by the nearby Anahuacalli Museum, the “temple” designed by Rivera in 1957 as a depository for his collection of 60,000 pre-Hispanic artifacts. Elsewhere, hammered concrete floors and walls were inspired by the Mexican brutalists, in particular, 89-year-old Teodoro González de León, who built many landmarks across the Mexican capital.

 

 

Ancient Aztecs meet The Martian Chronicles in the form of hammered concrete walls, chunky furniture hewn from volcanic stone and an abundance of rich, overblown greenery. A “pyramid” at one end is Carla’s studio, a yard behind it will be Pedro’s. It’s currently a ramshackle plot occupied by the team of artisans that is helping finish the house. “The use of concrete is very canonical, very clichéd, but it has many possibilities,” says Reyes, pointing out the handmade bricks covered with a wax-like concrete paste, which he, and his team, developed specifically for this project.

 

 

The couple also designed much of the furniture, a series of chunky unusual constructs that are deemed artworks in their own right, while at the same time serving a functional purpose. The lava-stone master bath and basin and the concrete kitchen table are two of the most imposing pieces, but perhaps the centerpiece of the house is a ceiling light, made of copper tubes threaded through an electrical wire. The striking ceiling light is inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, as is a 4m-high geodesic dome being completed in the living room. Another distinctive piece of furniture is Reyes’ sign language-inspired “Mano-Sillas” chairs, that appear alongside international and Mexican midcentury classics from the likes of Charles and Ray Eames and Clara Porset, and simple rural pieces such as milking stools, leather butaque chairs and seats woven from palm fronds. “The technique was used by the Aztecs and has been recovered by the design-conscious, but not in any official way,” says Reyes. “It would be great to make them on a large scale in other raw materials”. Revisiting ancient indigenous skills and developing a modern Mexican language lies at the heart of Fernández’s work, in particular.

 

 

 

Between the master bedroom and the two children’s bedrooms, there is space for one of “the best hammocks in Mexico”. These are woven by women from cooperatives in Izamal in Yucatán and Calkiní in Campeche, take two months to make and can sleep a family of four. The multitude of cultural symbolism is no coincidence. Before becoming an artist, Reyes trained as an architect at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City. His plan in designing the house was to transform 1.000 square meters of a “1980s monstrosity” into a modern space that includes hints of all of Mexico’s many modern cultural aspects. Enjoy the best parts of this Brutalist Beauty in the gallery below.

 

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Photos by Edmund Sumner

 

 

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Located in Onomichi-shi, Japan Nest by UID Architects

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Located in Onomichi-shi, Japan Nest by UID Architects | The Hardt

 

Located in Onomichi-shi, Japan Nest by UID Architects. This is a small house planned in a forest surrounded by rich nature. The site is located in the foot of a mountain with scarce neighboring houses in Onomichi City. The family consists of two daughters, their mother, and their loving cat. Since there are only three women, we thought it would be appropriate to gently connect a boundary of the place’s environment and architecture, allowing the close distance between the family members. It is to seize the environment as non-dividable, similar to creatures that generate their nest under elements that cover forest’s ground. It is like a principle that expands from a nest in a forest, to a forest, then to the earth, and ultimately to the universe.

 

 

This time we sought a single space that comprehends the surroundings and the house by rethinking elements such as floors and walls that make up architecture. Specifically, in the ground layer, some spaces are connected to each other by a tunnel that becomes a concrete anthill nest attached with a small entrance on the ground. Above the ground, a floating wooden nest box composed of things like branches and fallen leaves cover the nest on the ground’s surface. Although the non-sequence composition of the floors and the walls make the architectural elements look separated, they will become essentials that link architecture and the surrounding in succession, when viewing the environment on the whole. The house will offer spaces that is similar to the forest’s comfortable sunshine and shade, which reside with the natural climate. The house will be a nest in a forest that its territory will not be regulated.

 

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Situated in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, Bb Home by H&P Architects

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Situated in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, Bb Home by H&P Architects | The Hardt

 

Situated in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, Bb Home (2013) by H&P Architects. In Vietnam, the natural phenomena are severe and various: storm, flood, sweeping floods, landslides, drought, etc… The damage every year, which is considerable compared to the world scale, takes away about 500 persons and 1.2%-GDP-equally assets and reduces the involved areas’ development. One solution to houses and homes for millions of these people is the goal of this BB (Blooming Bamboo) home.

 

 

From the bamboo module of f8-f10cm & f4-f5cm diameter and 3.3m or 6.6 lengths, each house is simply assembled with bolting, binding, hanging, placing… This pulled monolithic architecture is strong enough to suffer from phenomena like a 1.5m-high flood. Currently, H&P Architects is experimenting with the model to suffer 3m-high flood. The space is multifunctional such as House, Educational, Medical, and Community Center and can be spread if necessary.

 

 

The users can build the house by themselves in 25 days. Besides, it can be mass produced with modules and the total cost of the house is only 2500$. Therefore, the house can warm people in the most severe conditions and help them control activities in the future, also remarkably contribute to ecological development as well as economic stabilization. This will give conditions for self-control process and create a connection between vernacular culture and architecture. 

 

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Walensee House by km Architektur located in Unterterzen, Switzerland

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Walensee House by km Architektur located in Unterterzen, Switzerland | The Hardt

 

Walensee House by km Architektur located in Unterterzen, Switzerland, a small village on Walensee lake, one of the largest lakes in Switzerland. Completed in 2007 the 7,400-square-foot home has a ridiculous view of lake Walensse and the mountains of Churfürsten. The location alone of this single family home in Unterterzen, with a clear view of lake Walensse and the mountains of Churfirsten, is spectacular. The property which is located on the slope of a green meadow offered the conditions to realize the floating design which captivates through its clear form and the use of natural materials using concrete, glass, and wood as the structural material. A loggia encircles the building on the water side, fulfills an open living space and creates a flowing transition between interior and exterior with a fantastic panoramic view. The effect is intensified by sliding glass doors as high as the room itself on this side of the façade. The back of the house appears to be more closed. Rooftop photovoltaic panels and a stove in the living room produce most of the energy for the home.

 

 

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Located in Paredes, Portugal, BE House by spaceworkers

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Located in Paredes, Portugal, BE House by spaceworkers | The Hardt

 

Located in Paredes, Portugal, BE House by spaceworkers. The 8,611 ft² (800 m²) home explores the visual and physical relationships with the outside through the huge glass windows that transmit the idea of lightness and structural weakness sought with the concept, and finally, the geometric block that seems to “gravitate”, where are the private spaces of the house. The idea of vernacular architecture (forgotten) and how it seeks to form a clear speech between the landscape and programmatic needs is something that we always admire. A very successful example of this discourse, are the structures to support agriculture (normally function barns/granary), which is a more or less random would punctuate the countryside, as blocks of ephemeral appearance that levitated on the ground. It is precisely this idea of “gravitational lightness” that fascinates us and which is based on the concept of this project. Generally, the proposal presents a tripartition according to the vernacular elements, the base, with an image of a static and megalithic mono-block, which includes the service functions of the house.

 

 

The open area, identified with the more public housing programs, which explores the visual and physical relationships with the outside through the huge glass windows that transmit the idea of lightness and structural weakness sought with the concept, and finally the geometric block that seems to “gravitate”, where are the private spaces of the house. The concept of tripartition is complemented with a choice of materials that seeks to exploit the apparent weakness of wood in contrast to the black stone block (base level) and the concrete block (upper level).

 

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Located in Vermoim, Portugal, Igreja Velha Palace by Visioarq Aquitectos

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Located in Vermoim, Portugal, Igreja Velha Palace by Visioarq Aquitectos | The Hardt

 

Located in Vermoim, Portugal, Igreja Velha Palace by Visioarq Aquitectos. in 1881, in Vermoim – Vila Nova de Famalicão, the Igreja Velha Palace was for many decades the mansion of an important farm, baroque style with two castellated towers and an attached chapel, the neo-gothic style S. Francisco de Assis chapel.  With the introduction of many additions and volumetries that deprived the complex of its features, this project came across many challenges regarding the constructive and functional aspects.  The intervention asserted the valorization of the set through the volumetric and spatial recovering, the reparation of the degraded constructive elements and the asymmetries created throughout its history. The expansion, with a new volume built to host events, complementary to the use of the palace, was also a listed objective for this project. 

 

 

The preservation of this patrimony inserted in the local cultural landscape was possible due to demanding recovery criteria that integrated the new volume. Therefore, this arises embraced by the confining elements of the old structure, respecting the alignments, promoting and reinforcing the pedestrian axis that runs through the center of the palace and ending at a corbel protruding volume that welcomes the visitors of Igreja Velha Palace. The old/new counterpoint asserted itself through the mixture between local and more modern materials and original constructive processes, maintaining achromatic and volumetric harmony of the landscape. The COR-TEN steel that covers much of the building, the granite, the wood, and the concrete embody the concept inspired in the old local granaries. 

 

 

The granary is a traditional rural structure, normally made of stone and wood, with the function of drying the corn through the side cracks and at the same time protecting ir from being destroyed by rodents through the ground elevation. In mainland Portugal, they can be found particularly in the North region and are subject to ethnographic and tourist interest. The indoor/outdoor relationship is stated by large windows without compromising the energy efficiency of the building. It is in this context that the slatted wood was introduced – evoking the local granaries – as well as the asymmetric flap in two planes, which delimits the entrance of the event buildings in a transition between the interior and the exterior.  Finally, as to the landscaping, the existing vegetation variety was capitalized by the delimitation of paths and squares in granite, in a contemplative attitude towards the surrounding landscape.

 

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