Month: May 2019

Snail Shell Retreat

Snail Shell Retreat

  This is a holiday home in Iran countryside, 45 km away from the city designed for relaxation and also family gathering events. This demand gave the possibilities for experimenting in some unusual organization of the space and cylindrical form seems as a perfect concept…

Nor House

Nor House

  Context may determine architecture in many ways. It can give some special demands, obstacles, possibilities or inspiration. This house stands inside a block, without direct traffic approach and close to other surrounding houses. Besides the family of four, it has an additional inhabitant –…

Une maison pour surfer

Une maison pour surfer

Custom designed houses so as any custom design usually bring interesting solutions. “Une maison pour surfer” is literary a house for a surfer and the demands of this young family created this open, simple but yet appealing natural design.

So what could demands of a surfer be? Freedom on the waves cannot be easily felt in a closed space such as a house. Open space of the house may be the answer to this so the users can move freely inside as on the waves. Interior design is simple without any unnecessary additions that would show up on a way of achieving this feeling.

The main space of the house appears to be its entrance zone. And this is far beyond a simple entrance. It is a double-height porch that can be closed entirely with polycarbonate transparent panels. It continues to an open terrace and this space is the central space of the house making the “outdoor living” inside a house as real as possible.

Showing respect to the nature and its surroundings, building of this house cut no trees around. It has rather settled inside the forest, becoming part of it. This impression is created with the vertical wood cladding of the house. Inside, all the surfaces are covered in natural wood panels in light colors. All pieces of furniture are made of wood. To show the most of respect for the local nature all house elements were prefabricated and brought to the location. Outdoor living and environmental awareness certainly do come together. Continue reading Une maison pour surfer

Haus Gables

Haus Gables

When an architect and professor designs and finances a house herself, it just has to be extraordinary. And it is, not only in appearance but in aspects of the design process, construction, and use of materials. In the process of design, the architect started from…

Tangga House

Tangga House

This house is all about the courtyard. And all around the courtyard. Actually, architects bring a contemporary interpretation of a traditional courtyard house in this design. The courtyard is central and most important element of the overall design. The house itself is L-shaped but it…

Flying House

Flying House

Sometimes clients have strong wishes about the building they are investing in. It is not a rare example that they want to build in their profession, most often into interior design. But sometimes they feel so inspired by their profession or way of life that they need to transfer that to their living space. Flying house has been created for a young pilot and his family.

Even if someone’s first association would be a house as a plane, this house is certainly something else. It has the flying element built in the overall design but in a very complex and spiritual manner. Movement-like surfaces are creating an illusion of flying, whether it can be seen in the house itself, or in the impression of people staying inside. Deciding if it has landed or ready to take off seems just too superficail.

The unusual design follows a functional concept of built space around a courtyard. This courtyard floats above the house through paths in a green roof achieving the most in terms of connection of green and built spaces.

Besides the obvious modern elements, the house gives a contemporary interpretation of traditional Korean architecture. It is showing for example in connection to the ground in the living room and architecture of the pavilion. This was also a demand of the client given the personal touch of the architect. With lots of reinforced concrete, rough surfaces, aluminum façade from a strict budget the house proves again that design is about concepts and not funds. Continue reading Flying House

HAT House

HAT House

Under the hat of this house is the bedroom space. Living area is located at the level below and a garage with basement space is under the concrete slab that appears like floating above the street and providing a base for the house above. This…

Slide House

Slide House

Can a house be fun? Should architecture be an attraction? This is a house with a slide, but this slide is not there just for the attraction, it is an integral part of the architecture. From the outside, the house looks like a modern building…