Cross-ventilation

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NewsNews • 9 Jun 2021

Hanging House integrates country retreat with the local ecosystem

Elevated from the natural ground level, Hanging House by Casa Container Marilia is raised from the natural ground level of its site in the Sao Paulo state in Brazil. Surrounded by native trees, windows are at the level of the treetops and balconies blend in with the branches. The earth remains largely untouched, preserving drainage and root dynamics, which were not harmed due to the minimal use of concrete foundations.   Celso Mellani The concept is that of a country house integrated with the local ecosystem, placing sustainability and recyclability at the fore. A construction system of recycled maritime containers was thus adopted. In total 80% of materials used in the build come from recycled sources. Celso Mellani Common... More

NewsNews • 19 May 2021

Las 3 Marias enhances the character of a 1960s Spanish residence on the Mediterranean

This project by Bajet Giramé Architects aims to enhance, and exaggerate, the courtyard-house character of a summer residence from the sixties on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. From wide and sunny, to intimate and shady, the use of coves, topography, loggias and gardens offer a spatial continuum that blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors, providing a landscape of vitality and delight.  José Hevia The pre-existing wall enclosure in the garden, which distinguishes two areas of the surrounding patios, is echoed throughout the site. The result is a gregarious and playful matrix of exterior and interior rooms, each with varying dimensions, character, light and temperature – yet all interconnected... More