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North House South by formodesign

North House South by Le 2 Workshop

Our friends from Le 2 Workshop recently sent us their new draft for a single family house. The combination of a traditional pitched roofed and a minimalist modern house is located on a difficult north-south oriented site.

'North House South' by formodesign

‘North House South’ by Le 2 Workshop

“‘N house S’ is open in both directions and makes it possible to see each part of the site from the opposite side. On the other hand the living room is hidden from the view of the neighbour sites.

The white parts are designed as rooms for parents and children and are open in the direction of the existing trees. Under the raised bedroom a parking „breezeway” is located.

Two separate terraces are connected by the living room and are in fact an extesion of the houses daily space. Some trees are located directy in the terraces and are the natural sun-shading “system”.”

'North House South' by formodesign

‘North House South’ by Le 2 Workshop

Inside

Inside

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‘House On The Water’ by Le 2 Workshop (PL)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 01.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'House on the Water' by formodesign

‘House on the Water’ by by Le 2 Workshop

The two Polish architects Jedrzej Lewandowski and Lukasz Skirzynski of Le 2 Workshop recently presented their proposal for a ‘House on the Water’. The extraordinary design of the self-sufficient two familiy house was a result of research on yacht architecture. “The core is made of concrete and combined with steel cantilever structures. The foundation for the house is a concrete counterweight foot stabilised with the sea bed pile system”, the architects explain.

Cantilever steel structure

Cantilever steel structure

Here some explanations of the architects:

“The white look is achieved by the use of Corian. The floating deck, which rises with the water level thanks to the railing installed in the core structure, leads to the stairway. The top deck is available for the residents as well.

Eco-friendly features like the water desalination, energy accumulation, ventilation methods, water recycling, heat and energy consumption, tidal and solar energy systems are all there. The ‘House on the Water’ was designed to be sustainable. It is not only the installations, but it’s form and sun orientation. Vertical lines on the facade are the rails for computer driven shading system.”

'House on the Water' by formodesign

‘House on the Water’ by Le 2 Workshop

Inside the 'House on the Water'

Inside the ‘House on the Water’

Insipred by yacht architecture

Inspired by yacht architecture

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"Connector" for Architecture and Engineering buildings at Technical University of Lodz by formodesign

“Connector” for Architecture and Engineering buildings at Technical University of Lodz by Le 2 Workshop

The young Polish practice formodesign – founded in 2004 – designed this connection between the Architecture and Engineering building of the Technical University in Lodz.

“The challenge was to pay respect to rules dominating the existing buildings, as they were designed by well known Polish architect Boleslaw Kardaszewski (one of the University’s leading professors)”, the architects say. According to this the design is based on the existing module of 3,3m as the base dimension.

Extension of the University of Lodz

Extension of the University of Lodz

Here is what the architects say:

 

“Some factors we had to take in consideration:

- the need for fire-safety drive

- only 1st floor was available at the Architecture Department (the tall one)

- need for an elevator

- need for a small workshop on the ground floor

- both departments are situated next to a park on the side of the connector

- connect Architecture 1st floor with Engineering 2nd and 3rd floors

 

We designed a 2 storey main form which is flat-closed with a classrom on each floor. The staircase and elevator are incorporated into the construction supporting system.

The corridors, with an open view on the park, are used for exposition of student works – for educational reasons we wanted to let the students of both departments use the same expo space!

Under the main connector, on the 1st floor level, we proposed a space which connects the new and old buildings and would be used for exibitions that need to be lit only by artificial light. As this space would be mainly used for communication there is an outer garden available.

The ground level glass box hides the construction supporting columns and is used as the students’ (workshop) space with a view on the park.”

Extension by formodesign

Extension by fLe 2 Workshop

"With respect to the existing buildings, which were designed by the well known Polish architect Boleslaw Kardaszewski

With respect to the existing buildings, which were designed by the well known Polish architect Boleslaw Kardaszewski

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