Rain Shelter House, Japan by y+M | via
From the architect: Location of the house is Yonago-city Sanin area at the foot of Mt. Daisen which has national park. This area has much rain throughout the year. In winter it blows a chill northwest wind and it snows a lot. The site is on a hill. So the scenery is wonderful but it gets the strong afternoon sunlight.
We planned the house there where client family (married couple, their two children and wife’s mother who newly live together) lives.
We planned the house as divided/parted one. That architecture makes some benefits for the client such as keeping adequate privacy among the family. And client can sleep without any concern for disturbing noise of the other family members after his/her night shift work.
We designed the gabled folded-plate big roof which reaches ground at its one side on each “divided house.” The roof keeps off rain throughout the year, chill northwest wind and snow in winter and strong afternoon sunlight in summer. And the roof can keep the client’s privacy from neighbor houses.
In addition, natural sunlight comes in through the gap between the roof and “divided houses.” So that inside the house is bright enough in daytime without lightings.
Photography: Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasha
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Vista desde el jardín de esculturas de la biblioteca de dos niveles de una casa en San Ángel av. Las Flores 502, San Ángel, Álvaro Obregón, México DF 1958
Paraguas del techo y de la columna interna de Félix Candela
Arq. Jaime Ortiz Monasterio
View from the sculpture garden of the two level of the library of a house in San Angel, av. Las Flores, San Angel, Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City 1958
'Umbrella' roof and internal column by Felix Candela
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The Truffle | Ensamble Studio | Via
The Truffle is a piece of nature built with earth, full of air. A space within a stone that sits on the ground and blends with the territory. It camouflages, by emulating the processes of mineral formation in its structure, and integrates with the natural environment, complying with its laws.
We made a hole in the ground, piling up on its perimeter the topsoil removed, and we obtained a retaining dike without mechanical consistency. Then, we materialized the air building a volume with hay bales and flooded the space between the earth and the built air to solidify it. The poured mass concrete wrapped the air and protected itself with the ground. Time passed and we removed the earth discovering an amorphous mass.
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for. #perspective"