Glass-encased circular Solo House snakes through a Spanish forest

May 25, 2017 by  
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Brussels-based Office KGDVS just unveiled an amazing glass-enclosed circular building that winds through a lush green forest in Spain’s mountainous Matarraña region. The curved home is built on a high plateau and clad in floor-to-ceiling windows to give the space one continual breathtaking view of its evergreen setting. Solo House II is part of a series of individual retreats designed by French developer Christian Bourdais and built by various architects. Office KGDVS put their own stamp on the second Solo Home design by placing the the concrete and glass home on top of a high plateau to provide optimal views. Related: Villa Nyberg: A Passive Swedish Prefab with a Cool Circular Floorplan “Since the scenery is so impressive, we felt architecture should be invisible, merely emphasising the natural qualities of the surroundings,” said the architects, “A simple circular roof with a diameter of 45 metres underlines the qualities of both the plateau and its edge.” The circular concrete roof is supported by multiple rows of columns that intersect throughout the length of the structure. The four sections of the home are made up of both straight and curved edges, which elongates the design. Sliding glass panels line the home’s volume, and open up to various open-air terraces. On the interior, sliding curtains made of metal mesh provide shade and privacy when needed. The home’s circular design was intended to put the focus on the home’s beautiful natural setting, but the curved shape also delivers a number of advantages. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels that run the length of the home flood the interior with natural light and reduce the need for artificial lighting. The first Solo House was built by Chilean studio Pezo Von Ellrichshausen back in 2013. According to Bourdais, the Solo House project in Matarraña will eventually be joined by 15 other houses and a hotel. + Office KGDVS + Solo Houses Via Dezeen

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Didier Faustino’s Big Bang House is Shaped Like a Starburst

December 25, 2013 by  
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Architect Didier Faustino ‘s imaginative “Big Bang” house is a dynamic building that appears to explode outwards from a central point. Designed for French developer Christian Bourdais’ Solo Houses project, the dream house is made up of a cluster of rectilinear volumes that are capped with glazed glass skylights. The fantastical Casa Faustino home is scheduled to be constructed in Matarrana, Spain along with 11 other architect-designed vacation homes . Read the rest of Didier Faustino’s Big Bang House is Shaped Like a Starburst Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Christian Bourdais , Didier Faustino , eco design , green design , MAtarrana Spain , Mesarchitectures , Solo Houses , sustainable design        

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Future Cities Will Succeed

December 24, 2013 by  
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What will the smart city of tomorrow look like? Industry Perspectives: Creating Smart and Sustainable Cities is a new report and infographic published by the McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute and Autodesk that summarizes the insights of two generations of agriculture, engineering, and construction industry executives regarding the most important challenges and opportunities facing cities. The report determines that urban planners must embrace Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other innovative ways to build and fund projects, proactively recognize and quantify the future effects of climate change, and pursue infrastructure projects that abandon the old, safe “build to spec” model in favor of innovate, forward-thinking designs and policies. Check out the full infographic here

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Panoramic Round House has a 360-Degree View of the Spanish Countryside

December 23, 2013 by  
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