Lujan House comes from architect Robert M. Gurney and is located in Ocean View, Delaware, USA. The residence is composed of two volumes which vary in height, intersecting to form a passageway, allowing the inhabitants to walk from one part of the house to another. According to the architects, the eastern volume displays sixteen foot high ceilings and contains the public living spaces: “Continuous clerestory windows assist in providing an abundance of natural light into the space, allowing views to the treetops and sky while minimizing the close proximity of the adjacent houses. A twenty foot wide glass wall slides into a pocket, enhancing the relationship to the outdoors, and provides a sense of living in a garden. The two story western volume is comprised of bedrooms and a small second floor living space. A one story glass link connects the volumes and visually opens to the central garden”. The residence occupies a surface of 2400 square feet and was built using “modest” materials such as concrete, oak and plastic laminate. However, the interior design is far from being humble. Have a look!
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic