This project is located in a mountain range called Dichen Valley, on the outskirts of port city Ningbo, located in Eastern China’s Zhejiang Province.
To be able to appreciate and respect the pristine site in Dichen Valley in its totality, we propose a series of carefully placed architectural interventions to create a route of pure and distinct landscape experiences. The first finished building is a small project that houses the management offices, staff and workers required for the rest of the site’s development and maintenance.
To the west, the site is accessed by the famous road as known as the ‘Road to the Ssanggyesa Temple’ or the ‘Simni (10 ri) Cherry Blossom Avenue, Hadong.’ To the east, it is overlooking the Hwagaegol Valley and provides the view towards the distant tips of Jirisan Mountain, wild tea plantation, and the village.
The architectural studio heri&salli created an artificial landscape broken up into fragments for a courtyard of a private builder.
Some spaces are not made for beeing filled with nature. There is few light, the air is bad, the room by itself is narrow and uncomfortable. Like in the case of a viennese building, dating back to the late nineteenth century, a very small and narrow courtyard served as ventilation for two vertically aranged wet areas. The quality is only functional, there is no added value.
The house is located in a small village 25km south of Lisbon, within a natural park whose name Azeitao, derives from Arabic, Az-zeitum – the olive grove. Predominantly a rural region, the area has a hot climate, perfect for the production of wine and olive oil. The clients, a couple of agronomists with two children, inherited a long, narrow plot in the middle of the village and decided to move from their apartment, looking for a different way of living.
Since the first time we visited the barracks located at Europa point we take account of the great possibilities of this project, or his location (N-S orientation and impressive sea views) as well as for the buildingsintrinsic value as cultural heritage (antiquity, materials, and interior brick vaults).
The Courtyard House Plugin is an award winning prefabricated modular system for urban regeneration. Using a house-within-a-house approach the system offers a inexpensive alternative to tearing things down. It is a main feature for the Dashilar Project, a initiative aimed at upgrading an important neighborhood in the historic core of Beijing.
He has SUZUKI’s big-size bike. She has HONDA’s big-size bike, too.They want to have a garage for 2 big-bikes in their house.
They wanted a house where there is a courtyard in the one-story. They wanted a home, such as use continuously the kitchen and the living room or bedroom through a courtyard. So we thought the arrangement small huts, such as surrounding the courtyard.
We first met our client, Mr. TG Sathyanarayanan, when he lived in Thailand. He had been abroad for many years and he came across as a person updated on a modern lifestyle. When he decided to move back to India, we proposed a concept for his villa – one that was ‘rooted’ and connected to the soil. His appreciation for the same revealed to us his very Indian ethos.
The clients, a retired couple well into their “golden years,” wanted a modest, private, and very modern house that would embrace their deep commitment to environmental stewardship and personal health. The solution is a Net Zero Passive courtyard house that was the star of a recent Green Homes Tour throughout the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel “Triangle” region in central North Carolina.
A courtyard on two levels sits in the centre of this semi-detached house. On the first level, a frangipani tree sits in the middle of a pond, framed by a timber clad box. The double volume living room and the dining room wraps around this courtyard. The second storey level of the courtyard lies over the dining area and in front of the master bedroom. The full height glass facade facing the courtyard is screened by interlocking vertical and horizontal timber members. The courtyard offers the house a lot of privacy as well as letting in light into the cetnre of the house. It also acts as a buffer against noise from a major road a distance away.