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Wed 21.10.

‘Centrifugal Villa’ in Southampton / USA by OBRA Architects

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 21.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Centrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

'Centrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

The New York based OBRA Architects recently realised this single family villa including a pool-house with a separate guesthouse and garage structure in Southampton in their home state.

Set on a 5-acre property overlooking an agricultural reserve, 'Centrifugal Villa'

Set on a 5-acre property overlooking an agricultural reserve, 'Centrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

Here is what the architects expalin:

“The Centrifugal Villa is arranged around a hollow center, as if the heart of the house had somehow fallen outside its body. The string of subsequent spaces in its interior provide a comprehension of the whole by sacrificing their individual geometric cohesiveness to the fractured configuration of the entire composition.

The experience of the interior is characterized by constantly shifting vanishing points, at the place of their collision in each crease of the plan, large openings cutting dormer scoops on the roof, centrifugally release the views out to the surrounding landscape.”

Garage, 'Cenrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

Garage, 'Cenrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

“The house, defined by this idea rather than a formal imposition, cannibalizes the local “vernacular,” distorting it through hexagonal introspection of the plan and the transposed proportion of the parts.

Designed as wood post-and-beam structure, the exterior cladding is detailed with vertical board and batten seams to give continuity to the building exterior and encourage an uninterrupted rhythmic flow around the elevations.”

Dining room, 'Centrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

Dining room, 'Centrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

Gallery, Living room, 'Centrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

Gallery, Living room, 'Centrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

'Centrigual Villa' by Obra Architects

'Centrigual Villa' by Obra Architects

Staircase, 'Centrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

Staircase, 'Centrifugal Villa' by OBRA Architects

Architects: OBRA Architects, Pablo Castro, New York / Connecticut

Program: Residential housing, 7-bedroom residence, guest house, 4-car garage, poolhouse and tennis area

Area: 13,250 sf

Credits: OBRA ARCHITECTS Pablo Castro, Jennifer Lee

Project team: Selin Semaan, Akira Gunji, Luis Costa, Shin Kook Kang, Satoshi Kiyono, Kaon Ko, Bronwyn Kotzen, Fabiana Meacham, Elizabeth Snow, Elina Almuhametova, Chiara Filios, Doreen Lam

Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates, Nat Oppenheimer, Jeff Beane

Lighting consultant: Peiheng Tsai Lighting Design


to the OBRA Architects website

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