Koz House (2012) by TACHER ARCHITECTS

Koz House (2012) by TACHER ARCHITECTS

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Situated in Zapopan, Mexico, Koz House (2012) by TACHER ARCHITECTS | The Hardt

 

Situated in Zapopan, Mexico, Koz House (2012) by TACHER ARCHITECTS. The project is developed in a rectangular lotion oriented north/south on two levels and a half level more underground that houses the garage and services, which communicates directly to the main hall of the house. Geometry is ordered in a simple and austere way responding with strict adherence to the architectural program, without this meaning renouncing spatial richness, since the very intention of the project itself is to generate the largest amount of open space from a system of suspended structure, in this way the plant is organized in a binuclear scheme that is articulated through a central courtyard that crosses all levels, a patella that in addition to delimit and organize uses descompacta the volume endowing the public area, which is accessible through a walkway, cross ventilation and a view surrounded by vegetation.

 

 

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Chiyodanomori Dental Clinic by Hironaka Ogawa

Chiyodanomori Dental Clinic by Hironaka Ogawa

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Located in Shibukawa, Japan, Chiyodanomori Dental Clinic by Hironaka Ogawa | The Hardt

 

Located in Shibukawa, Japan, Chiyodanomori Dental Clinic by Hironaka Ogawa. This is a dental clinic accompanied by a housing project. The conditions required were: to make the clinic and housing into one building, to create three individual treatment rooms and a couple of rooms that are able to alter into treatment rooms in the future for the clinic, and to provide the treatment widespread read feelings while keeping its privacy.  For the housing section, the client wanted to have a pleasant view of the sky.  Other than these conditions, locating openings also needed particular attention in order to maintain enough natural lighting levels in the building; the site suffers from strong winter wind and is famous for the hottest temperature record in Japan during the summer.

 

 


 

First of all, I made a rule to create a 9 ft x 9 ft (2.7m x 2.7m cell) that is needed for the individual treatment area.  I placed the cella s in grid inside of a walled box and located a couple of courtyards to get sunlight while considering their relations to each cell.  By doing so, fifty-five cells were created on the plane.  I let the building be seen as one volume by employing a hip roof and laid the second floor of the housing in the hipped or inclined section.   The clinic and a part of the housing have different ceiling heights created by the slanted roof, and the courtyards’ varying depth creates natural light gradations. Therefore, there would be diversities in spaces.  The plan is fairly ruled by a 9 foot (2.7m) grid.  However, one can experience diverse feelings in each and every space because of the dissimilarities in each cell heights, natural lighting, and volume.  While aiming for a functional and rational plan, I encountered ambiguous relationships between outside and inside conditions that generated a mysterious depth in the space.  The diversity in light and space was created unintentionally by the fifty-five cells inside of the structure.

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2G House by S-AR Stación-Arquitectura

2G House by S-AR Stación-Arquitectura

Asher 12:04 pm 8:48 pm

2G House by S-AR Stación-Arquitectura situated in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico | The Hardt

 

2G House by S-AR Stación-Arquitectura situated in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico. The house was designed as a sanctuary from the surrounding urban environment, as well as a series of memorable architectural spaces with the people that live in them at their conceptual core. Casa 2G creates sensory experiences and moments that enrich its inhabitant’s daily lives, thanks in part to its sparse materiality and handmade features, which pay tribute to the artisan work of local craftsmen. The nature of this space contrasts with false ideas of human progress in a world dominated by appearances and trends. The house is a reinforced concrete monolith that has been perforated to create the interior space which is then defined with a glass membrane to emphasize the continuity of the material in floors, walls and slabs and its quality to be gradually transformed by the movement of the light and the shadows that occurs both inside and outside of the house during the course of the day.

 


 

Proposed as a basic house, the project is a simple rectangular volume with a courtyard that divides the social from the private area. Located in a residential area, the volume starts few meters behind the line of the street creating a courtyard for pedestrian and vehicular access. A concrete wall with a door is to simplify the design of the facade of the house, making it as basic as possible. However, this lack of openings to the street, contrasts with a wide open interior space that visually connects the whole social area with the central patio, the backyard and the Sierra Madre Mountains filling the interior spaces with light and natural ventilation and establishing a strong dialogue with the landscape.

 


 

The private rooms are protected by a segmented wall that allows privacy; also every private room has a private patio to bring lighting and ventilation. The social area is a continuous sequence of kitchen, dining room, lounge and a large terrace that connects to the rear garden. Doors, windows, metalwork, and construction system are the most basic possible. The materials are left in a raw and natural way. Many of them have been done on site using materials and local labor with the intention of rescuing traditional constructive systems and jobs that have been displaced by a market of prefabricated materials, which generates low local employment and architecture based on repetition and mass.

 

 

 


 

Manual opening systems for windows and skylights and doors were designed especially for the project, developed by working closely with experienced local carpenters and blacksmiths. The architecture of the house invites the users to be part of their material structure. The use of the house generates a direct experience with materials, tactile sensations and a different consciousness of the elements that are part of the house in times of extreme lack of contact between people and objects and also between people and architecture. Thus 90% of the components of the house have been made by local labor and have only used the lowest number of industrial materials to preserve the essential idea of the project.

 


 

Structurally, the whole volume made of reinforced concrete made in site (walls, slabs, and inverted beams) floats on a platform that helps to provide insulation for the interior space, also the orientation of the house ensures the protection of the solar incidence using the existing trees on the site which bring shade to the roof of the house and also using higher volumes of neighboring houses. The house is a reinforced concrete monolith that has been perforated to create the interior space which is then defined with a glass membrane to emphasize the continuity of the material in floors, walls and slabs and its quality to be gradually transformed by the movement of the light and the shadows that occurs both inside and outside of the house during the course of the day.

 

 

Photos by Ana Cecilia Garza Villarrea

 


 

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Skywood House by Graham Phillips

Skywood House by Graham Phillips

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Skywood House by Graham Phillips, situated in Denham just outside of London, UK | The Hardt

 

Skywood House by Graham Phillips, situated in Denham just outside of London, UK. The main living space – a double square in plan with a high frame-less glass wall – faces west over the lake. The rectangular form of the glass box is continued by the clerestory windows that run along the tops of the walls that extend towards the lake and the landscape. The bedrooms each have a built-in desk surface and overlook the walled garden. A perimeter of black basalt gravel borders the green lawn. The magnolia tree was preserved in its original position and became central to the garden space. The bedrooms each have a built-in desk surface and overlook the walled garden. A perimeter of black basalt gravel borders the green lawn.The magnolia tree was preserved in its original position and became central to the garden space. The bedrooms have no sliding doors, only frameless glass panels to maximize the view

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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House in Rishpon (2017) by Studio de Lange

House in Rishpon (2017) by Studio de Lange

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Located in Rishpon, Israel, House in Rishpon (2017) by Studio de Lange | The Hardt

 

Located in Rishpon, Israel, House in Rishpon (2017) by Studio de Lange. Laid on a 2 acre (8,000 sqm) (2 Acre) plot, two concrete rectangles perpendicular to one another form the letter T. Between them stands a light vertical element. This home was envisioned as an unfolding sequence of simple geometric forms that compose an entire spatial experience. The abundant landscape, including grassland areas and pool, was seen as an integral part of the whole form. Weaving their way through the concrete structures, they merge the outdoors with the built environment. The design plan is minimalist and the material scale is monochrome. It includes natural stone, exposed concrete, and aluminum, all found in varying quantities on the exterior as well as the interior of the home. The material and color palettes were greatly restrained so not to overbear the space; allowing space itself to be an adequate airy platform for the residents and their exquisite art and design collection.

 

 

 


 

Concrete and white walls combine with large slabs of natural stone flooring. These are strung together by natural wood staircases that delicately stitch the different floors. The prominent color detail found is an array of black. Used throughout in architectural details, such as all the window profiles & outdoor porches as well as in design choices such as the entry door and kitchen façade. Black is used in both wood and metal textures, as those are complementary to the exposed concrete; which serves as the base material in the palette. This work is the result of a fruitful dialogue with veteran clients who have vast knowledge and love of art and design. It is the owners’ art and design collection, intertwined with the architecture that creates this home elegant atmosphere.

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