Campus Vitra >> DIOGENE | Renzo Piano.
Minimalist housing has always interested Renzo Piano, since he was a student. Almost obsessed by the idea, during his career Renzo Piano proposed the “mini house” theme to his students in London and also designed some contemporary “unités d’habitation” such as cars, boats and cells for nuns. At that time there were no reasons of economic efficiency but only self-moderation.
A glowing lantern in a see-through wrapping.
Fo-Shou house by Mansilla & Tuñón. In Nanjing, China.
Casa MO in Chile by Architect Gonzalo Mardones Viviani – A house overlooking the ocean.
Living habits rule over the living space, as the oriental aesthetic requires. Adopting this approach, even when the space is limited, the interior design allows every inhabitant to have his own privacy.
Aires Mateus has the gift of being able to capture the underlying essence of a piece of land. This house, like many more that he’s built, looks like it’s been on that hill forever.
The latest Maggie’s Center for cancer care is wrapped in glass and nature. Light and life get also inside the building, thanks to the several internal courtyards.
One wall house – Christian Kerez: a house with only one wall shaping its interior and organizing the circulation.
Peter Guthrie Visualisation focuses on personal projects, blogging and HDRi skies. The gallery shows his visualizations of The Twins by William O’Brien: two holiday homes for two brothers in upstate New York.
At the base of Mount Daisen, a project by Yuzo Osumi Architects: house with a contemporary take on the japanese traditional “Engawa” space
Cliff House by Modscape hangs over the ocean in Australia and is part of its new coastal landscape