The architectural idea of the building is derived from an inside-out perspective, where the social qualities of the building are a dominant driver for the design: Often in tall buildings, the sense of community amongst the occupants is challenged by the fact that you hardly ever meet your neighbours, except coming and going via the lobby and at the lifts.
KOIL (Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab) is an innovation center intended to support start-ups of entrepreneurs, promote enterprise developments and stimulate economic activities in Japan. It is a place like a platform where companies and individuals work together beyond a traditional framework and fuse ideas, skills and know-how to produce innovative products and services, which is facilitated and realized by the system with investors’ supports.
Erection of 2-Storey Semi-Detached Dwelling House with Attic
The front has a westerly orientation and thus the house is turned around to face the back which is more private. A series of sleek vertical aluminium screens protect the house from the sun whilst allowing the wind to pass through. The entrance hall has a reflecting pool and a high volume. The stairs travel up the 3 levels alongside a granite clad wall to reach the master bedroom and roof terrace at the top and rear. The master bathroom has a free standing vanity, bath and wc with a skylight and light chandelier on top.
Hover house is a residence in beachside Mt. Martha (Victoria, Australia) which re-imagines the single dwelling courtyard. Site on a rear battle-axe block with minimal outlook, privacy or street frontage, the project brief was for a tranquil, sustainable and private home filled with natural light, warmth and texture. In response, the concept sought to create a captivating internal focus in the form of a private central courtyard, providing a strong link between key spaces. In order to maximise natural light and privacy a simple sectional gable shape was extruded through the east-west axis of the house, resulting in a form that efficiently collects rainwater, incorporates sustainable passive systems and emphasises views to distant gum tree canopies.
BUILDER: Phil Ellison (Ellcon Building Contractors)
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Andrew Beattie (Beattie Consulting Engineers)
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Sean Edgington
Structure: Timber Framed,
Walls and cladding: Woodform, Solid timber blackbutt end matched shiplap cladding, James hardie, Scyon Axon, painted black
Roofing: Bluescope Steel Custom or roof cladding Night Sky
Glazing and doors: Windows, Capral, 625 Narrowline, Powder coated black, Sliding door, Brio Single Run 250 Top Hung, Powder coated black Sliding Door, Capral, 200 series Sliding Door, Powder coated black
This is a set of the commercial tenant buildings in Daikanyama, Tokyo.
From legal condition it was demanded to build several small volumes in narrow site, and we decided to make several volumes that seemed to be mountains. Thereby valley-shaped space between mountains is formed, where people and displayed things will overflow. Light and wind are taken enough by valley-shaped space, and each shop can enlarge itself on the mountain shaped volumes.
Wanka House is a vacation home thought of as a place where things happen and as a playful space where family and friends meet to relax… this does not mean, however, to be quiet.
The house, which is set a hundred meters from the sea in Cariló – a seaside town 400 km from Buenos Aires city-, is nourished and inspired by the landscape. This is why the brief took full advantage of the views of the surroundings and the optimal sunlight where the plot is situated.
The house is located in northern Peru, near the equator, in the city of Piura. Intense heat is an important factor when designing for this area. This particular external characteristic impacts how the home’s inhabitants use conventional spaces. We observe that the terrace is the most important social environment so we made it the protagonist of the design by moving its location to the center of the house. The entrance of the house invites you right back outside by leading you to the terrace, and as an afterthought the garden and pool. You can find the more traditional living room and dining rooms on the flanks of the terrace, as if containing it.
The new school of Piazza delle Erbe is part of the Urban Renewal Programme of Porta Soprana and San Donato in the historic center of Genoa. The school rises on the urban voids caused by the bombing which destroyed some monumental buildings and homes in the entire area between via di Porta Soprana and Mezzagalera alley. The new building is composed of several floors and will accommodate just under 500 children of the primary and secondary school. In the uppers floors are located the classrooms, whereas in the ground floor there are the secretariat, the canteen and a music room. The outdoor areas are obtained on the terrace, which opens on a breathtaking view of the city.
As a follow-up of the master renovation plan for the Nuevo Continente School, campus Queretaro, comes the opportunity for this new exercise which corresponds to the pre-school building.
It is one of the key pieces for the school’s image, since it is not only the pre-school building, but it is the piece through which people enter the complex. It is also the direct contact with the city, taking full dialogue with the urban strip, which, though shy, is already present all the way to this side of the city.
Article source: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.
In a small village Tišina in the north east of Slovenia we designed an area of remembrance in the park by the local church. Instead of putting up two classical bronze heads in the memory of two local priests we managed to persuade the local community to build a small landscape feature in the park, around the existing trees Tilia cordata. This was the spot where one of the priests used to rest. Although the materiality of the concrete bench fixes this site yet the lavitating character shows some sort of immateriality.