Casa Vi by Ev+Lab Atelier. Sondirio, Italy


This house is located in the surroundings of Sondrio on the Orobic Alps, Italy, at about 1000 meters of altitude..
From a formal point of view the house refers to the rural houses: the only sloping roof, completely coated by stone, with no eaves.
The structure is in reinforced concrete and concrete bricks, with suitable thermal insulation, in order to obtain a good living comfort, and coated with local stone.

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Clear Lake Cottage by MJMA. Parry Sound, Canada

IMG_1IMG_5 The Clear Lake Cottage proposes a simple tent-like envelope to house both program and outdoor spaces under a single vernacular form.  A singular roof presents a child-like impression of house; rectilinear and ordered in symmetry while playfully skewed in volume.  Nestled within a forest, the building is sculpted and stepped to take advantage of the land; modeling the natural grade. Open and closed faces respond to shoreline views or quiet wooded depths.  Like a tent the porosity of the building’s envelope strengthens the experience of ‘cottage’.
Three volumes: a communal space, a bedroom bar, and a master suite are registered in response to the site to achieve views, separation, and privacy.  The roof peak creates a sleeping loft, and enhances the communal space.  The plan aligns a series of large sliding windows for summer cross ventilation.   The tent-like ‘big top’ of the Douglas Fir interior has three exterior spaces carved into it to create sheltered outdoor areas.   The relationship to site, the transition spaces, and operable transparent skin connects to this privileged landscape.

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SS House by B. Almeida. Argentina


Besonias Almeida Arquitectos is an architecture studio integrated by Argentinian architects maria Victoria Besonías and Guillermo de Almeida. ‘S&S house’ is located in costa esmeralda, a private venture on the dunes, 390km from the city of buenos aires. the lot intervened has a gentle slope to the street and a greater one towards the bottom. the client’s requests included the construction of a house characterized by its formal austerity and by its low maintenance requirements.the ’S&S house will be inhabited mainly during summer by a family with three children. the program includes a generous living area to host common activities, a kitchen visually integrated to it, and an outdoor expansion that allows for the enjoyment of nature. it has three bedrooms, one private bathroom and dressing room, and the other two ready to receive eventual guests. all rooms were developed on one level.
all images Gustova Pinilla

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