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Linear House (2015) by Palinda Kannangara Architects

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Situated in Battaramulla, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, Linear House (2015) by Palinda Kannangara Architects | The Hardt

 

Situated in Battaramulla, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, Linear House (2015) by Palinda Kannangara Architects. Located in the busy Battaramulla area close to the Sri Lankan Parliament, the low-budget single family house designed by Palinda Kannangara Architects stands on a narrow plot. The house has been designed to provide a feeling of being connected to tropics, nature, and trees despite being in a busy and residential neighborhood. The entrance forecourt is paved with the lone existing sapodilla tree as the focus. The designed was meant to provide the couple with the feeling of living within a garden. A series of courtyards link together indoor and outdoor: the inner living room space can totally open out into the exterior pond and garden through large sliding doors. The ground level comprises of a living-dining space intersected by a courtyard with Syzygium trees, a kitchen, and a guest bedroom. The first floor hosts a TV lounge, a master bedroom and two additional bedrooms.  Slender wood bridges cut through the courtyards treetops and lead to the two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double screen with an exterior balcony that overlooks the sapodilla tree. The timber screen provides filtered light and shade keeping the interiors cool. The uppermost level comprises of a roof garden that not only captures stormwater and favors a microclimate within the house. It also acts as an outdoor garden space for the couple to enjoy quiet dinners and to entertain.

 

 

 

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Lavaflow 5 (2013) by Craig Steely Architecture

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Lavaflow 5 (2013) by Craig Steely Architecture located in Hawaii County | The Hardt

 

 

 

 

Lavaflow 5 (2013) by Craig Steely Architecture located in Hawaii County. The 2,800 ft² (260 m²) house is situated on thirty acres of remote pasture, Lavaflow 5 frames the sea and sky with structure and line. The slender steel frame supports walls of varying opacity; from nothing to glass, to screen, to solid – creating a laminate of materials tempering the expansive view overlooking the Hamakua coastline on the eastern slope of Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big Island. The remoteness of the site, our desire for large open expanses, and a commitment to build sustainability led us to investigate prefabrication in steel as a method of construction. We began by researching standard prefabrication systems but all that was available seemed clumsy and lacking the refinement we desired. So working closely with our structural engineer, we designed and developed a bolt together a structural system based on 8”x8” wide flange beams that allowed for long spans of steel while keeping the elegance of scale we had envisioned.

 

 


 

The frame was fabricated in San Francisco by a shop that usually focuses on small-scale architectural steelwork. They built this frame to the tolerances they usually apply to their staircases. An off-the-shelf corrugated self-supporting roof system was integrated into the structural engineering and delivered to the site along with the steel frame. It took five days to erect the steel frame and roof. Lavaflow 5 sits at the top of the property protected from the strong winds that are a constant on this side of the island. The house is long and thin with all rooms looking north towards the ocean. Circulation is on the south side and sun is mitigated along this extended hall with an epoxy resin screen – a product usually used for industrial decking. The house is elevated above the site and entered across a 50’x 50’ reflecting pond.

 


 

The narrow plan of the house provides passive cooling through cross ventilation allowing for the elimination of mechanical air conditioning. The industrial screen filters the sunlight creating a consistent and diffused interior light quality throughout the day. Another sustainable feature includes a solar heating system for all domestic hot water.  This decidedly simple building of steel, concrete, and glass provides the essential requirements for living while focusing attention on living experientially in Hawaii’s dynamic environment.

 

© Bruce Damonte

 

 


 

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Seascape Retreat by Pattersons situated in secluded Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Seascape Retreat by Pattersons situated in secluded Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand | The Hardt

 

Seascape Retreat by Pattersons situated in secluded Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand. The 1,184 ft² (110 m²) cottage was designed as a honeymoon retreat for paying guests and consists of three rooms; a lobby, a living/sleeping room and a bathroom. Constructed largely from rock quarried near its site with in-situ poured concrete floors and earth turfed roof.  It is self-sustainable with respect to on-site water harvesting and wastewater treatment. The project incorporated extensive reforestation and re-vegetation subproject.  

 

The retreat is constructed largely from rock quarried near its site with in-situ poured concrete floors and earth turfed roof. This robust structure is integrated into the escarpment above to protect occupants from falling debris and then lined with horizontal macrocarpa timber. The lining forms integrated joinery, services, wall and ceiling panels and shelters behind double glazed low E-glass in a storm and shatterproof steel mullions, which utilize earthquake resistant sliding heads. The cottage is a shelter designed as a honeymoon retreat for paying guests and consists of three rooms; a lobby, a living/sleeping room and a bathroom. Its plan and section use an interlocking geometry to respond to two views, a three-quarter outlook along the face of the cove and a far view aligning with a double rock arch called “The Comb.” The Comb collapsed into a simple rock spire during the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

 

 

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Clover House (2015) by R.C.TECH

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Located in Nisi, Greece, Clover House (2015) by R.C.TECH | The Hardt

 

Located in Nisi, Greece, Clover House (2015) by R.C.TECH. Clover House is located on the south side of the island of Kythera in Greece, where gentle Mediterranean hills with low vegetation descend towards the sea. The architectural composition sought to integrate the building harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. The development of the house is linear, parallel to the views and the contour lines. It breaks into two smaller ground floor volumes – the main house and a guests suite. An arch act as the connecting element of the two wings, a reference to the local form of ‘sfendonia’. The corridor created between the two main building blocks, crowned by the large arch, forms a transverse viewing axis. Tapered walls enhance the sense of the building’s proportions, a feature often found in structures around the island.

 

 


 

The residence develops behind a vertical plane formed by a curved stone wall that runs along the north side of the house. Its monolithic figure refers to the walls of the Venetian castle that sits in direct view, on the opposite slope. This curved diaphragm serves also as a windbreaker to the house from the northerly prevailing winds during the winter months. The openings on the north side are small, yet capable to allow the cool north breeze to enter during the summer months. Large longitudinal pergolas provide shadow to the exterior verandas in the south. A sculptural concrete staircase leads to the terraces above for better viewing angles.

 

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Plane House (2011) by K-Studio

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Situated in Skiathos Island, Greece, Plane House (2011) by K-Studio | The Hardt

 

Situated in Skiathos Island, Greece, Plane House (2011) by K-Studio. Summer in the Greek islands is all about being outside. The aim of the Plane House is to merge internal and external space, maximizing the benefits of both and minimizing the impact on the surrounding landscape. To avoid block volumes that split and dominate space, horizontal planes are inserted into the slope, immediately providing levels for sunbathing, sleeping and eating, as well as vast, open area of shade. They cool and shade the space beneath whilst allowing the flow of sunlight and maintaining the stunning 270-degree view over the coastline. Space between the planes is defined by various flexible panels and glazed screens. Designated cooking, eating and relaxation zones are offset from each other to provide coziness without sacrificing openness.

 

 

 


 

The pool is strategically placed to enjoy the view but also to create a cooling breeze over the terrace and into the house as the north wind flows uphill and over its surface. Photovoltaic panels power the pool mechanics and grey-water is recycled and used for irrigation, toilet flushing, and fire extinguishing. The landscape is respected and continues over the green roof plane, creeps up along the site boundaries and penetrates vertically through the roof as existing trees stand in the space, undisturbed. The powerful identity of the concrete planes creates a strong narrative on approaching the house from the coastal road that winds below. From a distance, the planes are distinctively separated but as you draw nearer and approach the house from the side, the perspective alters closing the gap between them. On arrival and on entering the space they part once more, opening to reveal the breathtaking view and let the fresh air flow through.

 

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