Tree Wood | Tochihiro Oki | Via
Tochihiro Oki architect wins the 2013 ‘folly’ competition, sponsored by the architectural league of New York and the socrates sculpture park, with ‘tree wood’. In its second year, the competition, named ‘folly’ calls for an exploration and dialogue between the field of architecture and sculpture, and the conceptualized techniques that bridge the two disciplines. Toshihiro Oki, along with Jen Wood and Jared Diganci proposed ‘tree wood’ as an entry that embodies wood in its many forms. The same material, whether processed in 2×4 planks or left in its natural state, is used to create a geometrical space within the tree canopy.
The House of Yagi Suppose Design Office
"The House of Yagi is designed with the idea of an incomplete/complete form. Unlike other projects, the final stage of construction for this house was not aiming towards a finish stage, but to let the owner experience the sense of completion after living here. Interior space of the house is designed to maximize the interaction to its surrounding environment. Ground floor material remained the same as the original site, with a single tree standing in the centre to present a natural contrast with the surrounding area."
RAVINE GUEST HOUSE
Located in the wooded grounds of a private home in Toronto and surrounded by a lush landscape of red pines and black locust trees, the Ravine Guest House is the kind of accommodation most of us would dream of having full time, far less as guest quarters. The building was conceived as a glowing lantern within the backdrop of these mature grounds, and includes a sitting room, a bedroom and bathroom, and a kitchen that can also be used for catering events. Indoor and outdoor spaces are seamlessly inter-connected, and the external zones include a covered dining area, an elongated concrete countertop for storing firewood and garden equipment, and a reflecting pool.
Ricardo Bofill, Taller de Arquitectura. Sant Just Desvern, España. 1973-1975
En 1973 Ricardo Bofill encontró una fábrica de cemento abandonada, un complejo industrial de principios de siglo que consiste en más de 30 silos subterráneos, galerías y salas de máquinas enormes, y decidió convertirlo en la sede del Taller de Arquitectura. El trabajo de remodelación duró dos años. La fábrica, abandonada y parcialmente en ruinas, era un compendio de elementos surrealistas: escaleras que subían hasta la nada, las estructuras de hormigón armado que nada sostenía, trozos de hierro que cuelgan en el aire, grandes espacios vacíos pero sin embargo, llenos de magia.