Monday, March 29, 2010

Villa Sechs

Perhaps this is a step back (or sideways). I had something organic in mind, but this design reverted to Villa Einz. Anyway- this is a three story house with two bedrooms on the ground floor and a third-floor loft/bedroom open to the living area below. The house contains 240 square meters of area.

Stay tuned for something softer to follow!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Villa Funf: Berlin

Villa Funf is the fifth in a series of villas designed for a piece of land near the Spree river in Berlin. It consists of 3 bedrooms and is approximately 200 square meters in area. The design represents a further exploration of moving in a more organic direction. Note that the horizontal wood slats indicated on the side elevations are mounted over fixed store front glazing, providing a simultaneiusly transparent and yet screened surface.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Villa Vier


This is the fourth villa in a series of houses designed for a piece of vacant land located near the Spree river in Berlin. This design attempts to create a house which has an entirely simple plan, but a never the less interesting form, and skin.

Villa Vier has 220 square meters of floor area and contains either three or four bed / workrooms. The straightforward plan offers a variety of layouts which can be adjusted to the needs of the users. The wood cladding on the exterior is intended to be 10" vertical engineered lumber, set on a 12" grid, which leaves 2" air gaps between the external skin and the layer beneath. This offset of the skin provides shadoww linws which give a perception of depth to the building skin, and shadow effects which change with respect to the movement of the sun.

This particular design also fits nicely on the lots surrounding the  property in Highland Park, and may be used there on one of the adjacent properties in the future.