Month: April 2019

A45

A45

A45 is the first prototype of a tiny house that will be able to be purchased and built on any location within 6 months. This is a general design that can be customized for future owners, but it is perfect just as it is. The…

Brick Cave

Brick Cave

Living in a cave? Only a few millenniums ago it was prestigious. So how would it be to go back to the roots? How different are prehistoric cavemen from those with smartphones? Brick Cave is an urban cave resembling house made of bricks. Different brickwork…

Stormy Castle

Stormy Castle

Social networks brought wide popularity to brutalism in the new millennium. In the era when raw concrete buildings are fighting to be saved and preserved, this house is introducing raw concrete in a contemporary manner that also deserves to be praised by all the “concrete lovers”. Joining traditional house with a modern architecture through a contemporary interpretation of landscape, architects achieved a great design value, fulfilling sustainability standards.

The house appears in three levels descending down the hill through cube volumes starting from the “traditional house”, on the top. In this rhythm, it is following the landscape embracing it rather than confronting it. With combination of raw concrete and corten panels, it is making a contrast to the surroundings, but also creating a setting for the nature to enter inside the house, as the façade concrete segments can be seen as frames of giant window surfaces that are invited the nature in.

Interior is mostly minimal and in glass and concrete, opposing the view through the windows. It is a rough contemporary ambient placed in the countryside. And while brutalist architecture concrete walls are being covered all around the world aiming to reach insulation standards, here GGBS concrete is used as a part of a contemporary insulation scheme. The house has green roofs set on flat surfaces that can be seen as garden terraces too. One courtyard garden is accessed only form the master bedroom and the office. It is another traditional element in a contemporary ambient. Continue reading Stormy Castle

Shipping Container House

Shipping Container House

This Shipping Container House houses two shipping containers on both sides of the central area. Containers may seem small but they were big enough for gathering two bedrooms and a bathroom in one, and kitchen, service room and an office in the other. Living room…

Ha House

Ha House

Squeezed between two traditional houses on a residential area street, this house is nothing traditional. At the same time, it is just what it is. It accommodates all “traditional house” spaces such as living space area, bedrooms, parking lot, garden and even a pool. All…

Red House

Red House

Red house is a red cube within green trees. It is implemented inside the surrounding that is a characteristic landscape of New Zealand. Making a deep contrast to this landscape, it also fits in it in all its redness, nearly as an attraction.

In terms of form, the house is an abstract cube with staircase attached on the back side. This cube is breaking the woods, it is leaning on the woods, it is coexisting with the woods. It stands out in the woods with its intense red color.

Vast flat red iron façade surfaces are broken in a rhythm of lines as the sheets of corrugated iron are appearing horizontal and vertical in random order. Openings, including skylights, are big enough for bringing lots of light inside. Trees that are so close the windows become a part of the interior through the glass.

In contrast to the container impression from the outside, the house is a complete opposite in the inside. Interior is completely done in wood, in deep relation to the surroundings. Living area is on the second floor and organized as an open space with lots of lighting. Enjoyment in the woods continues on the roof terrace that becomes the highlight during summer with lots of sunshine through the trees. To keep this environment untouched around the house, the architect created an access pathway through the trees.

Considering limited funds for the project, this house once again proves that valuable architecture is not equal to a huge investment.  Continue reading Red House

Keret House

Keret House

What is the world’s narrowest house? In case you wondered, yes you can find the answer listed in Guinness World Records. Keret House is officially for the City of Warsaw an art installation because it does not meet local standards for built objects. In practice,…

Roof House

Roof House

What is the central part of a house? The roof is the right answer for the Roof House. This particular family had a special joy in spending time together on the roof, and that was the first input for the architect in the process of…

House NA

House NA

Living on a tree comes from a distant past and still may be a vivid fantasy of a child. That people came from nature describes this house. Although not resembling a tree itself, a tree was a pure inspiration written in its concept.

Without proper floors, stairs and walls, mostly all wrapped in transparent glass, the house stands out in a residential street nearly as an experiment of modern urban society. The 21 levels are in different sizes and heights, allowing users to see them as parts of floor, benches, tables, beds. Their use is mostly not determined in advance and this structure of a house in levels allows full freedom of movement and enjoyment in company or privacy. That privacy is rather spiritual than physical, just as staying on different branches of a tree.

Construction in thin white steel frames allows full transparency that is seen as the advantage, considering the overall light and unusual appearance on the street. In an eccentric way, this transparency becomes a disadvantage for conservative views regarding housing, surely not the owners, a young couple.

The transparency “issue” is being solved during the night using curtains, visually determining private space from the public. This doesn’t change the fact that the interior stays public to its users as the whole house, even closed outside, can be seen as one single space. This is the main advantage and characteristic of the concept of a house as a tree allowing full freedom in using the space without boundaries, just like in nature. Continue reading House NA