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National Glass Museum in Leerdam

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Once the villa on Lingedijk 30 had been acquired, bureau SLA were commissioned to turn the two buildings into a home for the National Glass Museum. It was suggested to turn Cochius’ former residence into an exhibition area and to use the second villa as offices, storage facilities and a cafeteria. While this fulfilled functional requirements, it seemed like a missed opportunity to us at bureau SLA, as the new situation would appear to be not very different from the old one. The museum would have more space, indeed, but this would not be visible from the outside.

Glass Museum Inside View 1

Glass Museum Inside View 1

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Triangular House in Ecuador by WE Architects

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The generous climate and beautiful surroundings of Puerto Cayo represents a unique possibility of developing a future settlement which will attract residents from not only Ecuador but other countries as well. The Triangular House joins some of the characteristics from both colonial and original housing in Ecuador. One of the big qualities of the colonial style architecture of South America is the principle of organizing the houses around a patio. This becomes the heart of the building from where you orient yourself but as well a place which has significant importance for how you perceive the house.

Triangular House

Triangular House

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