In the village of Sleza in Lower Silesia (Poland) there is kind of historic development with long narrow houses with pitched roofs set perpendicular to the main road.
The site plan of this house is designed following those local conditions and adequate to the character of the old rural development and in the same time it meets a few explicit demands of the client and planning regulations.
The client wanted a large house with garage for 4 cars,
the house should be set in the depth of the site and to be as hidden as possible and the garden should be hidden too.
The site has different levels of the ground, the terrain is higher by the road (in the southern part) and it slops down towards the middle of the site
To meet all of those demands a long block has been designed with garage at the front
Thanks to the specific shape of the ground the garage in the front part has been set into the ground.
The shape of the ground and the house configuration allowed to create 2 zones on the whole site
1. higher level ground - kids` outdoor playground - with direct access from the 1st floor kids` zone in the southern end of the house and :
2. lower garden in the northern part of the site with a direct access from the living zone on the ground floor,
the lower garden is invisible from the road, it is hidden by the slope in the south part of the site
The main solid of the house is roofed with a pitched roof with comb set diagonally,
Such an arrangement of the geometry of the roof allowed to set the layout of the first floor in optimal way ,to arrange all the windows on desirable sides, and to direct parents and kids zones to the opposite directions , parents` zone is mainly directed on the west, whereas kids have windows on the east and south and direct access to their southern external zone `higher level ground` and green roof above the garage.
usable floor area:330 m2
construction method : traditional
Film School ewelina jaskulska Poland 2012-2012
… The roads from Gdynia leads to the sea….also to the sea of imagination. That’s why the architecture of film school building refers to the shape of the ship.
The ship that will carry young artists in the expanses of the art. The sea breeze, by its delicate puff will bring the inspiration and will move the camera in the hands of the young film-makers to capture special moments in the frame...
Unusual plot shape gave basic guidelines for the form of the building. The form was transformed to in the last resort refer to the shape of the ship.
Newly created building is a strong accent in architectural and urban concept of the whole area.
Dynamic character of the building is emphasized for changeable concrete louvers. They, going around the building like film tape, play with the sunlight. They allow it to get into the school building and light rooms that need it. Or they stop sun rays to protect other spaces from its excessive inflow.
The crack in the main elevation expose the building to the city square and invites for entering on the roof terrace and to the cinema.
The terrace becomes freely available space for relaxing with the view on the harbor and Kamienna Góra.
The square inspired by simple geometric forms is like addition for strong and characteristic shape of the building. Creating square elements in the 3rd direction makes it more dynamic. Three dimensional square elements is being used to communicate the city with underground parking. In so created places are public toilets and enters to underground parking. Above they are covered by grass where You can sit down, lie down and relax.
CENTRAL WATERFFRONT HONG KONG ewelina jaskulska Hong Kong 2007-2007
Hong Kong Central Waterfront Design Competition
Hong Kong, as a cosmopolitan city, deserves original and innovative urban solutions.
Our design goal was to create a dynamic metropolis center by maximal use of the waterfront position of the city.
The idea of the urban arrangement is a composition of development and greenery wedges - fastened by a soft promenade-ribbon, running along the coast line. The wedges create urban interiors, opened up to beautiful sea views.
The inspiration for the planned development were scattered shards of mirrors - clear, sharp forms of the buildings seem to reflect the movement of clouds and water, creating an atmosphere of ethereal closeness with nature. The space between the buildings is filled by green squares with relaxing sequences of water and wooden bridges. A recurrent theme of the urban interiors are the ”spread sails” roofs - moving in the wind and reminding of the sea closeness. They appear on the squares – as coverings for outdoor events, and on building roofs, creating intimate roof terraces.
The proposed higher buildings were moved away from the coast, where a wide promenade takes priority. The promenade starts from the oval mirror object, which is a symbolic and literal reflection of the city. It reflects the fast life in Hong Kong and invites to slow down at the same time... The promenade is not only a place of recreation and rest, but also a place for cultural events and entertainment. There are planned exhibition halls, art galleries, open-air auditoriums, including a scene on water, theaters, cafes and boutiques...
Isn’t it an inviting perspective for the city center future?
Tyagi Residence tushar v India 2006-2008
Tall silver oaks set off this linear house, whose blank walls reciprocate as a palette for them. Linear walls cutting across the site delineate luminous spaces working at different levels with respect to the pool.
Modeled on an extremely simple plan, the house consists of two light strips, crossing three linear spatial bays. The northern bay houses the garage and the family area above. The entrance works in the first light strip between the north and central bays. Walking across the delineating walls leads to the double-height living-dining space in the central bay, overlooking the pool on one end and the garden on the other. The third bay on the south consists of three bedrooms, kitchen, study & servant’s quarters in two floors. The space between the south & central bay contains the pooja space in an expanse of natural light.
RCC walls with subtle hues of colour have been introduced as linear elements of reduced thickness and colour in an otherwise white matrix. Light and shadow, both during the day and in the night, form an integral part of the design scheme and act as a dynamic relief on blank white walls. The fenestrations in the walls are designed to enhance views to the pool from all spaces in the house. To ensure that the walls are read as undiluted elements, the wooden frames of doors and windows have been ensconced where the wood remains concealed behind concrete fascia elements.
Every building element is visually detached from the adjoining members expressing its simplicity while allowing natural light through these crevices during the day and forming a glow of light on the outside during night. The roofs give an illusion of being suspended from above and the linearity of the walls remains continuous. The water-body, reflecting the frames and light rays, tends to complete them. Daylight and water become a common thread tying the spaces, as the user perceives them constantly. On the exterior, the house gradually melts away into a composition of vertical lines as one walks towards it.
Bounding walls that traditionally segregate sites are designed here to extend the house into the surrounding landscape.
Overall, the house exudes a comforting sense of peace and warmth achieved from attention to every small detail - from the window frame and recessed light niches to the unobtrusive structure that lightens the house.
Principal Architect - Tushar Vasudevan
House of a backstage Masahiro Miyake Japan 2012-2012
Location of the house is near Mt. Bizan in Tokushima city. The site is one of five compartmental areas where we can see beautiful view of the mountain toward southeast.
We designed the house for client family of four (couple and their children) who newly move to there.
We designed the “big wall” which is used for exterior wall and fence. The wall cut the undesirable view of neighboring houses in the other compartment and 8-story building of prefectural condominium. We set the big wall to cover all over the client’s site, so that we can utilize area of the site with keeping the client family’s privacy not only in inside the house but also the outside garden.
We set the ridge which popes over head of the big wall at center of the site. It is used for living room where the client family members enjoy. Wall of inside of the living room is Japanese cedar board, whilst outside the wall is corrugated panels.
The living room is like a stage for play because it is enclosed by cedar and it is organic and warm style. On the other hand the other rooms such as bed room, entrance, plumbing area and garden are like a backstage for play because it is enclosed by corrugating panels and it is inorganic and cool style.
This “backstage” area is collective entity of some spaces where various “roles” are mixed. And each space links to the “stage” that is living room.
We hope that relationship of the client family who will live in this house goes well. Each family member will support each other though each member has several roles.
The 54,000 sq ft club house is G+3 structure housing sports and recreational facilities. The building was conceived as a continuous form, the floors walls and ceilings being treated as a homogeneous surface. The similar language is continued in the interiors as staircases, table surfaces, false ceiling, reflecting the same expression.
Peels in the interiors are used to form: Reception tables/toilet counters/ coffee shop counter and display rack/bar counter and display/buffet counter and lighting in restaurants/ seating/cabinets. Walls, floor and ceiling finishes are continous in some places to enhance the feeling of a continous peel forming these planes. Since the club is located next to the outdoor sports facilities and the pool, it works well as a sports and recreational hub, catering to both the residents of the enclave and also other visitors. The ground level primarily comprises of facilities catering to the guest.
The club is an RCC structure with 8” hollow concrete blocks used for masonry with even the sloped walls & curved slabs all in concrete. Structural glazing consists of aluminium frames with 6mm toughened glass. Apart from the sports area the flooring is mainly restricted to white granite and vitrified tiles. The interiors mainly consist of plywood finished with laminates.
The entire structure along the longer axis is recessed from the facade and the slabs are cantilevered such that only the thickness is expressed on the outside. The beams are stopped in line with the glazing and the false ceilings are aligned with the slabs such that the slabs expressed on the facade are seen as continous planes/ soffits of false ceiling on the inside.
The reception table in both the levels is designed as a continous peeled form. In the ground floor, the table forms a continous curved surface of black granite which extends to the exterior as the security table. The first floor reception table is designed like a peeling form off the floor surface. The flooring material which is granite is continued on this curved surface so that it looks homogeneous. The other curved surface above is finished with wenge laminate.
the peeled form which is a continuous curved surface is expressed as 75mm thick black granite finish and the other surfaces of the table is finished with white laminate and it is kept recessed from the black granite edges so that the curved expression is highlighted.
The interior design of the restaurant, lobby, billiards and TT room spaces are nothing but the extension of the exterior. The slabs which are expressed in the exterior elevation are continued into the interior geometry in the form of false ceilings so that the soffits look seamless extending out in the elevation of the building.
The restaurant in the ground floor is located in the south side which overlooks the swimming pool. The interior design of the restaurant area is based on a wavy false ceiling pattern which continues on to the walls as panelled surfaces which in turn become counter tops or cutlery unit racks. The false ceiling profile was a derivation of the slab projection in the facade. The false ceiling and the wall panelling is finished with wooden texture laminate.
The TT room is located below the seating area of the squash court. The inclined slab of the stepped seating area is expressed in the elevation as a design feature. The same slab seems like it is continous in the interior because the false ceiling is done along the same profile and it is peeled off in certain areas with provision of lighting points behind. False ceiling has been finished with white laminate.
The color palette of the club house interiors is primarily kept as white and wooden finish with glass material. In few areas like coffee shop, restaurant and bar, a dark purple color has been used for specific highlight walls. The purple theme was again a resultant of the exterior colors of the building. a very subtle tone of colors is adopted, but surface finishes have been used as a language to highlight the main design intent of continous peeled surfaces