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Elding Oscarson

Nerima House . Tokyo

Elding Oscarson .  Nerima House . Tokyo (1)

Elding Oscarson . photos: © Kenichi Suzuki . + dezeen

On a central plot in Tokyo, a condensed garden has been thriving for some 35 years. As the tiny existing building is replaced, the garden is preserved and allowed to sprawl all around the site. The new private house explores an intimate relation to the garden and the surrounding walls, buildings and further context in a layered panorama. The ground floor is somewhat sunken into the ground, to find a new relation in absolute proximity to the garden, a new perspective of contemplating the greenery. The sunken ground floor has the effect of a large ceiling height on the second floor, a single room still in relative proximity to the ground, enjoying a 360 degree panorama of the site, the tree-tops, and the sky. Continue reading Elding Oscarson

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Emilio Tuñón

vivienda en Sierrilla . Cáceres

Emilio Tuñón  . vivienda en Sierrilla . Cáceres (1)

Emilio Tuñón arquitectos . Carlos Martínez de Albornoz

Al exterior, la casa es un sencillo volumen prismático de planta cuadrada, de 16 metros de lado, construido con muros de cuarcita cacereña; en el interior se disponen nueve estancias cúbicas de 4,20 m de lado que acogen los usos de la vivienda. Las estancias se abren al exterior mediante grandes ventanas de madera de roble de proporción cuadrada; una plataforma abierta a la parte posterior de la casa, con una pequeña alberca que sirve como piscina, permite hacer la vida al aire libre. Continue reading Emilio Tuñón

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OMA

Public Library . Seattle

OMA . Public Library . Seattle

photo: © gulch

Complex corner condition.