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Must-Know Moderns
Must-Know Moderns
Farnsworth House (1951), Plano, Illinois, designed by Mies van der Rohe Photograph: U.S. Library of Congress, Highsmith Archive, Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-highsm-04118
CL20
CL20
ShubinDonaldson
Photography ©Ciro Coelho/ArquitecturalPhoto.com
Familienhaus Köln-Marienburg
Familienhaus Köln-Marienburg
falke architekten
Frank Schoepgens
AMD House
AMD House
Vanguarda Arquitectos
AMD House (2009) Project, Management and Construction Location Altos del Sol Gated Neighborhood, Ituzaingo, Buenos Aires, Argentina Total Area 205 m² Photo DOT Principal> Arq. Alejandro Amoedo Lead Designer> Arq. Alejandro Amoedo Project Manager> Arq. Alejandro Amoedo Collaborators> Valeria Bruno, Lucas D´Adamo Baumann, Verónica López Garrido. The shape of this house, located in a gated neighborhood to the west of Greater Buenos Aires, was inspired by a painting and its driving force was the coincidence of the lines dribbled by its owners long before getting to know each other. On a trial-and-error basis, it was an experimental project where we sought to get rid of the influences of the predominant images of current design and the main aim was to search for internal and external sensations, sustainability and re-using of left-over materials. This generates situations to be found almost constantly; the virtual relationship with the garden and its pond, with three levels, interacting with each other through the double-height glass at the different times of the day, together with the clouds, the sky and its different hues. The cross ventilation and the sun entering the room in winter are also significant. The functional layout finds a solution, in few meters, to the needs of a very large family. On the ground floor, the kitchen, the dining room and the sitting room are integrated so as to offer a spatial continuity that makes them flexible from a functional point of view and visually larger. The half-covered garage, located next to these rooms works as a complement to them, becoming a barbecue area that may be fully closed. The finishes are mainly those of the construction in apparent conditions: reinforced concrete, wood, aluminum and glass. The main construction system involves rigid frameworks, built by concrete and steel beams and columns, whose main function is to cover large areas with little material and to replace division walls by other items such as furniture, plants, panels, metal or wooden and glass sheets. Thus, the rooms are filled with natural light and are offered an industrial aspect inspired by the origin of Lofts in New York.
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