The Pilotis Residence design embraced the singular characteristics of its steep terrain, creating an aesthetic movement of asymmetrical volumes positioned in different levels and functions, in a modern and minimalist concept. These blocks, in concrete, were overlapped as if floating over the street level, minimizing the height of the construction. The integration of all social activities on a main level, surrounded by gardens, brought functionality and much comfort. Few internal walls and large open spaces maximized the glass panels transparency and the contrast between wood and concrete.
For the client, the sea means home, ground for living and life. So above all, architect the greatest focus was set on their relationship with the sea. Fish Farm House which represent a house greeting sea was made into structure open to the sea in order to be a shelter to keep in tune with the sea. As a one-storied house, reed field in the rear of house and mountain beyond were used as a background. In the case of exposed concrete, it is far unused material in this fishing village. However, 2m2 architects used combination of familiar materials e.g. stone and wood in order to look familiar.
The importance of open, closed, and semi-closed spaces to circulate the audiences and sense more closely to structures, which are not only designed as structural elements, they have an aesthetic role and define spaces. for example, by designing the pedestals, we were able to provide platforms for the audiences to sit down and staircase element for further clarity which could be a link between architecture and structure. More over Use of hinge connection to show the structure light weight and prevent possible tensions. Finally Optimum design of the ceiling covering by Grasshopper plug-ins.
How can architecture represent a culinary concept? The Edge of the Wood is an attempt to respond to this question. Inami Koro is reinventing the traditional Japanese Udon dish while keeping the common techniques for preparation. The new building reflects their approach by revisiting the traditional Japanese wooden constructions. All contour lines expressing the shape of the building were simplified. This includes the glass frame hidden inside the thin wooden pillars, the roof and ceiling inclination rotated, and the edges of vertical walls all being expressed by a single line.
The Tarkeeb Gate House and Garden replaces an aging air-conditioned guard booth at the entrance of a restricted parking area on the College’s campus. The project provides an air-conditioned interior for a security guard, exterior shaded areas, drinking fountain and small garden for the security, janitorial and landscape campus workers. It incorporates an exterior parasol inspired by local mashrabiya (architectural screens) to mitigate solar gain on the interior air-conditioned booth while simultaneously creating a pair of shaded exterior living spaces.
A Chapel in Switzerland, that integrates the landscape, becoming part of it. The search of the light is the concept behind the volume form. The interior space of the chapel was created to be closed towards the landscape, becoming a space of introspection. In opposite, the sacristy opens up to the landscape creating not only a meditation room, but also a contemplative space. There is a crack in everything that´s how the light gets in Cohen.
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