Bad Schörgau by Pedevilla Architects located in Sarentino BZ, Italy | The Hardt
One word to describe this space? Bad Schörgau by Pedevilla Architects located in Sarentino BZ, Italy. The new building is part of the hidden treasure of Bad Schörgau and includes a cooking academy with seminar area and the “Trehs Haus”. The cooking academy sees itself as a platform to gain an insight into the local gourmet cuisine. The central element is the almost five-meter-long cooking block, a monolith of gray-green local Sarner porphyry with a gross weight of 22,000 kg. Only the countertop has been burnished, the other surfaces show the original breakage of the stone. The cooking area is connected to a hall. A spiral staircase leads to the seminar room above. The pattern of the hall is based on the element of the circle. The intersections of the circles result in the special ceiling structure due to their star-shaped three-dimensional formulation. The outer façade has the same geometric basis but without the “stars”. The interiors were completely lined with manually limed spruce and hemp. The Trees “world of fragrances” understands itself as a competence center and includes various care product lines. The products are created on the basis of local traditions, in close connection with the place and people. The showroom extends as an open space over two floors, the basement is filled with laboratory and warehouse. The ornament creates a connection to the local tradition: simple and yet generous, without frills and yet of simple, quiet decoration.
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House N (2008) by Sou Fujimoto located in Oita, Japan | The Hardt
[Japanese Collection] Episode 5: House N by Sou Fujimoto – 2008 from Vincent.Hecht on Vimeo.
House N (2008) by Sou Fujimoto located in Oita, Japan. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating a covered, semi-indoor garden. The second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. The third shell creates a smaller interior space. Residents build their life inside this gradation of the domain. A home for two plus a dog. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating a covered, semi-indoor garden. The second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. The third shell creates a smaller interior space. Residents build their life inside this gradation of the domain.
I have always had doubts about streets and houses being separated by a single wall, and wondered what a gradation of rich domain accompanied by various senses of distance between streets and houses might be a possibility, such as a place inside the house that is fairly near the street; a place that is a bit far from the street, and a place far off the street, in secure privacy. That is why life in this house resembles living among the clouds. A distinct boundary is nowhere to be found, except for a gradual change in the domain. One might say that an ideal architecture is an outdoor space that feels like the indoors and an indoor space that feels like the outdoors. In a nested structure, the inside is invariably the outside and vice versa. My intention was to make an architecture that is not about space nor about form but simply about expressing the riches of what are `between` houses and streets.
Three nested shells eventually mean infinite nesting because the whole world is made up of infinite nesting. And here are only three of them that are given barely visible shape. I imagined that the city and the house are no different from one another in the essence, but are just different approaches to a continuum of a single subject, or different expressions of the same thing- an undulation of a primordial space where humans dwell. This is a presentation of an ultimate house in which everything from the origins of the world to a specific house is conceived together under a single method.
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Apartment Trocadero by Rodolphe Parente located in Paris, France | The Hardt
Apartment Trocadero by Rodolphe Parente located in Paris, France. The approach for the project was based on a deep respect for the existing architecture while emphasizing the significance of the existing volumes and creating perfect opportunities for the contemporary art and furniture collection to receive the attention they deserve. Alas, the result is not a contemplative or a “frozen space” – instead, the apartment is designed as a place that feels comfortable and dedicated to family life. A warm atmosphere is created resulting from a series of bold and ambitious stylistic choices, underpinned with noble materials.
Photography © Olivier Amsellem
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Located in Niigata, Japan, M House by Facet Studio | The Hardt
Located in Niigata, Japan, M House by Facet Studio. The timber rafters supporting this majestic roof are exposed, and by having no supporting columns they are homogeneously “repeated” at 18 inches (455mm) spacing through the entire 70 ft (21m) east-west length. This rhythm is repeated without any interruption. As if to emphasize this repetition, the shelf columns, supporting the bookshelf extending across the length of the house, are “repeated” at a double, 36 inch (910mm) spacing; by repeating the same rhythm it is corresponding with the overhead roof rafters.
The large triangular windows to the east and west of the house visually connect this rhythm from inside to outside, blurring the boundary between, and expand the inhabitants’ senses further than the bounding walls. We aim to achieve an ideal imagery of a family, enjoying living in a space of eternal expansion.
Courtesy of Facet Studio