Takeshi Hirobe Architects completed the design for an original looking residence adjacent to the tranquil waters of Tokyo Bay, in the southern Kant? region of Japan. Villa SSK was envisioned as a balanced home, one that take in all the powerful energies of the surrounding natural elements, from the rocky mountains to the neighboring ocean. Inside and out, the project displays original features while staying true to the principles of Japanese architecture.
According to the architects, the client requested “a comfortable, generously proportioned living, dining and kitchen area, a bathroom overlooking the ocean, a guest room, and a spare room that could be used to display his beloved car. Timber panel wall-building and timber space trusses were used to create a structure that connects the ocean-facing side and mountain-facing sides of the house. Although the trusses themselves occupy a wide space, gaps have been left in between the different materials.” Find the architecture of this home as intriguing as we do?
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