This three-bedroom house is an informal aggregation of five house-shaped extrusions with a courtyard volume subtracted at its center. Each element contains one aspect of the program: kitchen, living room, and three bedrooms. Continue reading MOS
The 32 projects selected exhibit architecture of primary (architectural) elements, straightforward geometries and proportions. Each proposal exhibits potential for growth by aggregation, simple repetition, or various strategies of extension, infill, and addition. It was important to consider how these proposals, assembled into a collective, would work together toward creating not an estate but a community for Apan. Continue reading MOS
School No. 3 (A.K.A. Petite École) by MOS Studio, commissioned as part of the 2019 Biennial of Versailles, and built in the courtyard of the ENSAV school of architecture. Conceived as a workshop, studio, lab, classroom, atelier and multi-functional space for education. Continue reading MOS
Simple prefabricated building elements provide an adaptable kit of parts for additional rental housing. The design focuses on basic visual privacy and security necessary for a community built upon sharing. Each rental house is organized along the property edge and rearranged according to specific constraints, access, and use. The economic repetition and variability of building elements provide an identifiable community that can change and adapt over time.
The basic house unit is bound by two structural walls that provide privacy for both inhabitants of the lot (those living in the primary residence and those in the accessory dwelling).
Vertical skylight openings and solar chimneys, all with operable windows, create passive ventilation through the stack effect. Continue reading MOS
An experimental prototype using EPS foam blocks structurally to produce a
house. A house made of insulation, and nothing else. It could be assembled within a few days. It would be economical. The foam would be coated with a rough
cement/stucco as the finish. Continue reading MOS Architects