Tabarca es la isla habitada más pequeña del Mediterráneo, con apenas 30 ha de superficie. Aunque ha sido visitada desde la antigüedad, el origen de su ocupación y de su trama urbana se sitúa en el siglo XVIII, cuando se construyó en ella una ciudad fortificada con fines militares. Continue reading López Fuster . SUBARQUITECTURA
New York City’s oldest surviving downtown sidewalks were made almost 200 years ago by immigrant masons who lined the streets with giant paving stones of solid granite. These monolithic slabs they then chiseled with improvised marks and designs, to prevent pedestrians from slipping. These carvings have withstood the erosion of time and foot traffic, leaving a record of free thought and personal markings from the hands and minds of long-forgotten workmen. Continue reading James Nares
Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates . photos: © Kazunori Fujimoto
The site is located at the foot of Mt. Rokko, near former Yamamura House (by F.L.Wright in 1924), blessed with the green scenery of the mountain. The traffic on the frontal road, which is also a sightseeing route, is a little heavy, and the next house blocks the view.
The house would be better where each person can have a sense of distance and relationship with each other. Also, it would be better the relationship between the inside-outside space is the same as the relationship between the family. Continue reading Kazunori Fujimoto
‘We met the team in front of the ruined house in Trafaria. “Impecável”, they said. An initial idea came to their mind in minutes. They were full of energy and ideas to turn the ruined house into a cost-efficient but comfortable family home. Our initial chemistry turned into a working relationship which focused on a pleasant process, good communications and regular on-site visits. The production of scaled models and real life examples helped to visualize our future house. Besides the excellent relationship between JAA and ourselves, they also managed professional relations with all involved in the process, including the municipality and the managers of the construction company turning the construction process into a joint collaboration between all parties. The ease they showed in communications and bringing us all together made building a home a stress-free endeavour. Continue reading José Adrião
This concept for a house originated from a motto “tent”.
Tent is a primitive form of settlement that consists of three different elements. The first is the skin – a light surface that encloses a vast open space. Then there are structure and ground that provide the support for the whole system. All o those components result in an object that is suspended somewhere between stability and tension. Something temporary but durable. On one hand thin and delicate, on the other, massive and heavy.
Both of this conditions could be translated into something more abstract, as a spatial quality. This what can be perceived more visually and what can affect us in more physical way. From what could create a more open spaces, like living and shared areas, to the more intimate rooms where dimensions and light are limited, where almost every surface of the room could be touched within the reach of our hands. Continue reading Ewa Kaszuba