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Tsai Residence in Ancram / New York by HHF Architeken (CH)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 08.02.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

The Basel based HHF Architekten realised this countryhouse for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for simple abstract looking piece, sitting almost without scale on top of the vaste property, which is located two hours upstate from New York City.

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

“The four equal sized boxes are built as simple wood construction covered with corrugated metal panels on the outside and wood and gypsum panels on the inside. The floor plan is based on the needs of a traditional countryhouse. Only partially the organization of the rooms is a direct consequence of the rigid outer form. The Living Room focuses on the different light conditions needed for an existing and future art collection, while the great view into the nearby countryside is present without being dominant. The sequence of the different rooms reflects the idea of a private gallery. Natural light is coming into the spaces through the openings in between the outer boxes.”

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Ellen Mc Dermott

Tsai Residence, photo by Ellen Mc Dermott

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Nikolas Koenig

Tsai Residence, photo by Nikolas Koenig

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