The Black House’, is located next to a forest not far from Ammersee, one of Germany’s largest lakes one hour southwest of Munich, Bavaria. Encompassing an 80 square meter plot, ‘The Black House’ directly adjoins to a larger family home next door, yet is distinguished as an independent building. The residence is characterized by its carbonized wood facade, with rooms of different heights stacked together to create a variety of spatial situations.
M50 Art Hotel is located in Pingle, Sichuan. Related to the local culture, Pingle is planned to be a music theme town. Therefore, the starting point of this project is around music. Further exploring the local genes, MUDA-Architects learnt that one of a well-circulated love stories happened here, and Guqin “Lv Yi” was the love token. So MUDA-Architects abstract the action of playing the guqin into architectural form. When the strings solidify at the climax of the movement, the final form of the building is obtained.
Sonata is a housing project where aesthetics and function blend in front of the city’s eyes, where complexity and simplicity are one. Sonata is a white canvas in which the facade’s elements and the sun play to create different paintings with the shadows created by the stairs and the threes throughout the day; it is also an affirmation that uniqueness and low-cost are no longer oxymoronic, but rather two characteristics that can and should interact. With similar price and architectural program as many, but a sincere project where intimacy and curiosity were essential to the design.
The renovated workshop will be a new type of multi-functional complex space, which integrates co-working, fitness club, light catering, buyer's shop, roadshow lecture and art exhibition. The biggest feature of the site is the southwest corner of the building, which is the only facade showing to the main street and the industrial ruins above it. Design creates the dialogue and integration among the architectural space, nature and industrial ruins scenery. A new spatial order is reconstructed under the logic of retaining the original factory building.
The project was inspired by the idea of Mediterranean scenery admiration towards olive grove, vineyards, blue sky and breezy south to west orientation. To maximise unobstructed views for all rooms a linear typology was adopted,a simple silhouette thus establishing strong relationships between people and nature. A sliding sun blocking aluminium screen controls and protects the interior from direct sunlight. Double height living space with glazed bridges is the focal area of the house connecting all rooms and providing views in and out. The long design surrenders to nature and follows the land.
The designer aimed for visitors to experience the artistic conception of ‘hidden in nature.’ the entire project has two parts, the sales office and the commercial area. the sales office is a smaller part of the building, but is executed with an exquisite and delicate aesthetic. it is naturally engraved and hidden in nature, thus highlighting the concept of ‘seclusion’.
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