Such is the beauty of this project that it is worth presenting it through the eyes of two renowned photographers, Fernando Guerra and Joao Morgado, each recording it in his own signature way.
The architects turned the landscape into a ‘house’ through designing an architectural structure conceived as a machine that could visually trap the surrounding nature.
The clever use of half-floors allowed great visual amplitudes and dynamic interconnections between spaces and lots of extra square metres.
Viewpoint offers Londoners a chance to experience an escape from hectic city life on a secluded islet in the heart of the city.
A cross-formed corridor carries the public spaces while the private ones occupy its four corners creating a square. All is viewed through the void above where the playroom is.
Joao Morgado captures the tension between the house and garden, obtained through the creation of ‘balconies’ that are intentionally higher than needed.
Accessed by kayak, the sauna will create an enticing refuge from the city, a moment to escape, relax and reinvigorate.
The use of fare faced concrete runs throughout the design and is highlighted in the interior by dark wooden details.
The house would replace the missing mountain that was scraped away, but not as a mountain, but a shadow or negative of the rock; what was found once the rock was removed, a hard glinting obsidian shard.
A sculptural stairwell is ‘inserted’ playing with the scale of the house while creating new spatial relationships and acknowledging the importance of light. Jose Campos adds another layer of abstraction through his photographs.
The recent work by Karina Wiciak – SZMACIARNIA club & restaurant is the last and the 12th part in the collection ‘XII’.
Four boxes integrate indoors and outdoors. Designed to produce large overhangs, the concrete boxes act as grate shades devices for the tropical climate.
Large openings eliminate the presence of windows transforming the house into an enormous concrete porch that provides continuity between the outside and inside.
The large hipped roof, which is the main design feature, accommodates the attic while offering the living room its double volume.
An unexpected fabric space that manipulates the architectural frame to blur the boundaries between inside and outside and piques the viewers’ awareness of their bodies in space.
The judges, Zaha Hadid, Ivan Harbour, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna and Graham Stirk looked beyond the architecture, at the composition, sense of place, atmosphere and scale.
A rather peculiar exterior reveals an intriguing interior . Its design is a result of the knowledge of the value of space, the weather conditions and the qualities of wood.
A new ‘semi-public’ multi use school landscape for leisure activities.
A diamond for the family jewels. A custom made bike shed from rust proof steel and polycarbonate sheets.
Rectangular cantilevered volumes like ‘eyes’ catch the best views of the ocean.