Destination architecture

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Project • By Myspace ArchitectsWellness Centres

Nest Inn

Nestled on the foothills of the Himalayas in the city of Dehradun, a facility for assisted living sits in hypnotic tranquility. The plot is around 4 acres which is surrounded by dense Mango & Litchi orchards and a British Bungalow, dating back to the Colonial Period. The approach was to capitulate to a design solution that would respect the heritage and natural environment of the site. Although the plot was in the middle of an urban landscape, it still had its independent eco-system with orchards. This instilled a sense of safety due to the site’s proximity to city-facilities yet enjoying the calming shade of green foliage. There were two necessary aspects of the site that had to be taken into consideration before starting the de... More

Project • By Campos StudioPrivate Houses

Costa Azul House

Costa Azul House continues our refinement of passive design strategies that have given shape to our off-the-grid projects in the desert of Baja California. As an urban residential project, the design of Costa Azul House eschewed the openness to the desert found in our rural projects and instead adopted a courtyard form to create an experience that is focused inwards.Designed as a free flowing open plan, the main floor is bounded by the living room to the west, covered outdoor siting area to the south, an open exterior seating area to the east. At the centre is a swimming pools that serves as the foreground to all three spaces. The space was walled off to the east and north so as to create a small private and intimate courtyard that organize... More

Project • By Campos StudioHousing

Zacatitos 01

This project is the first of a series of desert dwelling prototypes that comprise an ongoing body of research into off-grid living in a relatively extreme climate. All three research sites are located in the remote community of Los Zacatitos, in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The project's four detached buildings and their related exterior spaces are carefully arranged around the contours of a natural bowl on the four-acre site so as to catch prevailing breezes, allow seasonal arroyos to flow freely, and in response to existing granite outcrops and desert flora. Two smaller villas with sleeping accommodation flank the principal living space with a garage / utility structure placed behind these buildings forming an entry court. Each vi... More