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Campo Baeza

HOUSE OF THE INFINITE | VT HOUSE . Cádiz

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Alberto Campo Baeza . photos: © Javier Callejas

On a marvelous place like a piece of earthly paradise, at Cádiz, we have built an infinite plane facing the infinite sea, the most radical house we have ever made. At the very edge of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where the sea unites the new and the old continent, emerges a stone platform. At the place where all the ships from the Mediterranean used to pass and still pass by as they head off into the Atlantic. Continue reading Campo Baeza

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Anne Holtrop

Temporary Museum (Lake)

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Anne Holtrop . Schone Schijn . photo: © Bas Princen

For the art exhibition ‘Schone Schijn’ a temporary museum in a meadow is designed. he flowing form was materialized in poplar ply- wood. The thickness of the floor, the walls and the roof could be minimized, resulting in a wafer-thin line between volume, exterior and interior (RdjK, Dutch Design Yearbook, 2011). Continue reading Anne Holtrop

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De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Kavel Arbed house . GHENT

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architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu . photos: © Filip Dujardin

The ambitions of AG SOB (Ghent Urban Development Corporation) go further than developing new urban districts and redrawing, in broad gestures, the existing urban fabric. Their Kavel project is an exercise in the precise implementation of small-scale housing following unconventional principles. The corporation seeks opportunities within the urban fabric – arising if necessary through demolition – to build new homes, either individually or in groups ranging from two or three to seven or eight. However, they do not manage everything themselves. Instead, they offer the site to a young or otherwise suitable family, selected from a number of candidates, as a package complete with a selected architect, on highly advantageous terms. The deal is also bound by stringent conditions for financing and program requirements: a high grade of sustainability is required on a practically impossible budget. Continue reading De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

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Harquitectes

HOUSE 1014 . Granollers

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HARQUITECTES . photos: © Adrià Goula

The plot is located in the historical city centre of Granollers and placed into an urban fabric of dwellings between party walls. The available space is narrow and elongated, only 6.5 m wide; and accessible from two streets. Owing to the dilapidated state of the existing building, only the main façade, reasonably well preserved offering a certain heritage value, could be maintained.
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