Biennale-Sessions_2018/6-8JUL: X – Decima

July 5th, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X – Decima

Martina Pozzi, Stefano Ranza

Maquette representing an half-way section of the space.

Extension proposal for the house that the polish architect Jan Szpakowicz has built for himself.
Two key features of the original house:
1. The context: a wood.
2. The program: the functions are confined within 9 rooms with a 3x3m square plan.
“9 rooms in the forest”.

Keywords:
DECOMPOSITION – EXPANSION
Starting from the module of a room in the original house, the volume is exploded to get the articulation of the space.

CONNECTION TO NATURE
Gradual increase in permeability: the first module is opaque on 4 sides, the second module is transparent and can be opened on two sides, the third module is bounded by floor and double beams ceiling, the fourth module present only beams, further the wood.

THE ROOM IN NATURE – NATURE IN THE ROOM
The placing of the extension starts from the choice of ONE tree among the others in the wood, which interrupts the rhythm of the double beams becoming an integral part of the space.
The forest becomes structure: the double beams are made of timber.
The bath consists in the whole module, wich floor, in continuity, geos down, bending according to the curves of human body: diving in the bath as diving in the ground.

RAREFACTION OF THE BORDER BETWEEN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE
The modules open completely through sliding, walls (transparent or not) eliminating the limits of the room.

3 WAYS TO SEE THE FOREST
Man height: two external walls diretct the look that opens on the wood
Zenithal: taking a bath looking at the foliage of the trees
Seated: sitting on the floor you can see through the only opening in the external wall, framing the ground and the roots.

The goal of this project was the exaltation of wood and room, one trought the other.
A gift from architecture to nature, a gift from nature to architecture.

 

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