Modernism as a style of Architecture is not one that is greatly defined in the public’s eye. Anything seemingly simple and with clean lines is considered Modernism. Well this week we are going to celebrate the white box architecture and show you some examples of how clean lines can be complex and beautiful.
Carabanchel Housing in Spain by Dosmasuno Arquitectos.
This amazing Housing development in Madrid is situated next to a public park which links the old district with a forest.
The new neighbourhood responds to this by compressing the building onto one edge of the site, into a single linear construction.
The dwellings themselves are formed from an invariable core with a modulated addition. The fixed core takes in the surrounding views and sunlight and contains the sleeping and living rooms.
The dwellings with two of three bedrooms have these facilities contained within the modular addition. The whole building is a study of variations in modular volume, which plays with light and space.
Dupli Casa by J. Mayer H.
Based on the footprint of the house that was previously located on the site, Dupli Casa echo’s the ‘family archaeology” by duplication and rotation.
The building plays with massing and materials by blending the roof into the floor finish in the garden. The result is an almost extruded mass, a fluid form.
It creates a semi-public space on ground floor and seeks to connect the inside with the out whilst also offering spectacular views over the old town of Marbach.
House Zafiro by Francisco J. del Corral del Campo.
This semi-detached house in Huetor –Vega, Granada, Spain, is the brain-child of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo.
Located in a rural zone, the idea was to use volumetric disintegration, instead of the compact volumes used by surrounding houses. Francisco designed narrow corridors full of light to connect the living spaces to the sleeping spaces.
To delineate the spaces further he used materiality, floating spaces are covered in a bright white lime mortar, the floors are covered in a dark slate to contrast, and the wood ‘floating cabin’ depicts the private area of the master bedroom.
Beach House by Javier Artadi Arquitecto.
This house explores the activities preformed in a beach house.
The house is basically a ‘great container box’, which integrates the living area, dinning room and terrace.
The volume is then cut on some faces to allow the penetration of sunlight. The building as a whole is suspended over the lawn garden, giving a sense of weightlessness.
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