Kamis, 25 November 2010

Fyf Residence By Patterns

Fyf Residence was designed by Patterns and comes with a highly original architecture. The amazing family house located in Rosario, Argentina has an interesting monolithic form and consists of a single level. Its twisted exterior contrasts the other buildings in its neighborhood and features plenty of intriguing elements. The folds and bends within the concrete create unusual openings which make for some uncommon windows offering “oblique views”. The shape of the house is stretched by an appealing looking pool which seems to stir down the overall dynamics of the architecture. The total surface of the house is 200 square feet and also includes a small greenhouse at the request of the clients, a landscape designer and an agricultural engineer. The interiors feature plenty of unexpected angles and effects. Through the clearings in the concrete, the house gets a large amount of natural lighting during the day which creates playful shades all around

Senin, 01 November 2010

Ruiz-Maasburg Penthouse in Madrid

This is the story of the Ruiz-Maasburg Penthouse in Madrid designed by Hector Ruiz-Velazquez. Forced to turn an attic of only 60m2 inside and 50m2 of terrace/patio into a stylish, practical and modern living zone, the architects took advantage of every available square centimeter of space and optimized it. Using forced perspectives, a good lighting system and white painting, this apartment was turned into a dynamic crib with unusual angles. Here is more information: “A dynamic axis that emerges from the entrance leaves static spaces on both sides of the three-dimensional sinuous diagonal. This entrance or hallway seems to defy gravity and logic and thus changes unexpectedly the perception of space according to the user and his movement trough them. Thus it creates a completely fluent and dynamic space in a static surrounding.