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Cuckoo’s Nest / BetweenSpaces

February 28, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Cuckoo’s Nest is built on a corner plot measuring 45’x75’ with roads on the western and northern edge in a gated layout and surrounded by a silver oak tree and some palm trees. The brief was to design a house that is simple, pragmatic and modern for ageing parents of the owners, the owners themselves and their two sons. The entire narrative of this house is constructed around the idea of playfulness and pragmatism. The name Cuckoo’s Nest, alludes more to the playful imagery of Cuckoo’s clock. The proposed design interprets the typical layering in south Indian temple complex, where the inner sanctum is surrounded by layers of pillared verandahs and the outermost layer of tall fence. This layering helps in gradually taking people from the chaotic outdoors to the serene and quiet indoors in a sequential manner.

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200 Della Paolera / Office Tower in Catalinas Norte / MSGSSS + Juan Manuel Maseda

February 28, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Recovering the value of pure forms. It is a building that has a matrix of land whose volumetry and potentiality of square meters coincide with the shape: the triangular lot orients its longest side to the river. The project results from the extrusion of this form. A triangular-shaped building is generated, with the nucleus located towards the right angle, releasing office floors that obtain 70 meters of frontage facing the Rio de la Plata.

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Double Densification Multifamily Building / studioRAUCH

February 28, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

The project pursues a resilient idea in the compression of a single-family house volume into three apartments with a total of 9 inhabitants, 6 adults, and 3 children, each with the qualities of a single-family house in the design approach. The aim of the project is not linear system optimization and energy efficiency, but a maximum sufficiency approach, creative reduction as a design principle. A new, fundamentally resource-saving and social approach is to be shown to the typology of the single-family house, which questions issues such as land consumption, individuality and flexibility of living, densification, age-appropriate and multi-generational living and would like to show a possible solution, especially in rural areas. In this way, an age-appropriate apartment on the ground floor, a two-story apartment with roof terraces, and an end-row house were created in a single-family house.

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CR apartment / ESQVTA

February 28, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Any kind of intervention in this space should not interfere with the existing one. More than proposing it was necessary to omit, more than designing it was necessary to recover and integrate, more than composing it was necessary to be simple and silent with rigour in response to new needs.

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Le Gardien Pavilion / Collectif REV.L

February 28, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Le Gardien is one of the 12 constructions built for the Festival des Cabanes aux Sources du Lac d’Annecy in France. The event aims to make visitors aware of their own territory by setting up small-scale wooden architecture that will connect them with nature. 

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São João de Deus Social Housing / Brandão Costa

February 27, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

The social housing neighbourhood of São João de Deus, was originally adapted to a layout that followed the British design parameters of the ‘Garden City’ movement: small scale buildings, arranged rationally and in a fragmented way over the ground, following the nature of the topography and adapting to sun exposure, configured in a concentric plan. 

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Habib Bourguiba Hall / Explorations Architecture

February 27, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

The Habib Bourguiba Hall is the second student residence built by the Fondation de la Maison de Tunisie, which is funded by the Tunisian government. Located in the mythic leafy grounds of Paris’s Cité Internationale Universitaire — a unique concentration of cultures, nature, and architecture —, it allows the foundation to double the number of students it can accommodate.

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Voyage Torba Hotel / Baraka Architects

February 26, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

The project is in the town of Torba in Bodrum. It is a town where tourism, construction and relentless profit pressures have limited effects for now. It consists of two story, mostly detached vacation homes and, several boutique hotels. Voyage Torba is the town’s largest hotel. The project area in question is the combination of two large hotels. The new project has a reduced number of rooms, i.e., 345, spans an area of 74.000 m², and a construction area of 60.000 m2. The five different zones comprising the project area feature 5 different building typologies, which represent the individual needs and contexts of their zones.

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Bamboo House / BL Studio de Arquitetura

February 26, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

When hiring architect Rogério Barbieri in 2017 to develop the project of their new home, the clients knew exactly what they wanted. The husband said that the house was to become his wife’s dream house and should be designed according to her wishes.

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Hourglass Corral House / DECA Architecture

February 25, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

The Hourglass Corral is a house located on the Cycladic island of Milos, Greece. Its significance is best understood within its larger context. It is the most recent addition of a project called ‘Voronoi’s Corrals’ which began ten years ago and presently encompasses a territory of 90,000 square meters.