Posts tagged as 'Local Architecture'

Ecomusée du Pays de Rennes by Guinée + Potin Architects; photo Stéphane Chalmeau

There was a time when context was everything in construction. Local materials were transformed by the ambition and skill of the builder into a functional, stylistically appropriate structure. In the face of an, at times seemingly inexorable, movement towards a homogenous, global design language in architecture, a number of architects have recently completed projects that embrace low-tech, craft-based building methods to add real environmental and cultural value. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Maracon Housing by Local Architecture

Maracon Housing by Local Architecture

The Lausanne based practice Local Architecture realised this two family house on the countryside of south-west Switzerland.

Maracon Housing by Local Architecture

Maracon Housing by Local Architecture

“The building is located in the continuity of the existing farms, respecting the morphology and scale of the other constructions in the village. The project is inspired from traditional architectural forms and codes and is reinterpreted to the use of the building and to contemporary esthetics. The form of the building nestles itself in the topography of the ground and inscribes itself in the landscape.”

Maracon Housing by Local Architecture

Maracon Housing by Local Architecture

“The structure is formed of a succession of partition walls of various dimensions which generates the volume and space of the building. The form is dictated by the program, thus being two families living under the same roof. The north façade, concave and closed folds itself to mark the main entrance under the pressure of the north wind. The south façade, convex and glazed, visually seperates the garden in two parts to create intimate spaces for the two families.”

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