Following on from microarchitecture research inspired by the typology of the Japanese tea ceremony room, this experiment is based on the fabrique de jardin folly model which embodied the poetic and philosophical vocation of the built environment in the Age of Enlightenment.
This smaller scale claims a certain qualitative density and a real efficiency of the systems implemented.
The ancillary accommodation above the Yacht storage space has full width bi-folding doors to allow an uninterrupted wide view of the horizon over the sea and to allow the interior living spaces to feel like shaded outdoor spaces. Accommodation units benefit from private balconies and terraces which are all offset from each other to allow for privacy and varied views. A rooftop terrace allows 360 degree views of both the sea and the mountains behind, which rise more than 1000 metres above sea level. Glass railings all round allow full height sea views.
he house is a recognizable archetype emptied of its centre by the light designed by a three heighted courtyard that opens horizontally at the garden level. The bedroom courtyards, revealed in the garden, relate with this archetypal object providing different readings on its scale. Scale and volume are controlled in a chaotic context, with a clear identity that from its core relates with the historical legacy far away: the Leiria Castle.
Designed for a young couple with a small child, ‘House H’ is located in Matsudo, Chiba, Japan.The Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects, decided to create a new symbol of hope and contemporary living in Matsudo. Constructing a house, meeting the needs and desires of a young family, the house is more of a ‘living symbol, by utilizing a big roof and structural parts in their daily life it’s more than just an imaginative symbol.’
Placing the roof in first place on site and arranging eight Y-shaped wooden frames, the last step was hooking up two floors to the wooden structure. Depending on the level and location of the floorboards, the distance from the big roof and other living space changes creating several living spaces divided loosely by the Y-shaped frames as well as the floorboards. This creates an environment in which the family living in the house can always more or less feel where the other family members are.
Famous places in Aquarelle painting is a project by Korean artist and illustrator Sunga Park. Sunga currently lives and works in Busan, South Korea. She started this project as a experiment to draw every place she has visited from 2007 to 2012.