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Z4Z4’s Tobogan House creates cinematic diversity of domestic life with white circular steel boxes
Spain Architecture News - Jan 19, 2017 - 22:49 19939 views
A group of jointing steel boxes search for new ways of living for domestic life by creating diversity, material articulation and new generic on the southern slope of Aravaca, Spain designed by Spanish architecture firm Z4Z4.
''A family was looking for a new home able to represent their trips around the globe, their desire to live in a garden and to embody the cinematic diversity of domestic life. The result is the design of two different houses on the same plot,'' said the architects.
The Tobogan House is a generic three-storey house on a southern slope. The project juxtaposes two houses and a void that houses a car park, an entrance and two staircases, working as a thermal regulator and constructing a tracking shot between a garden, a folie and a picturesque grotto while crossing through the lounge, sauna-fitness center, bar, dining room and kitchen. One of the houses is organized to inhabit the soil with its habits and routines.
The other was made light-heartedly, emancipated from the ground, in the air, is flying at a double height over the garden. Both are totally different each other in materiality, shape and weight.
The most important spatial interest of the complex is the heterogeneous, ambiguous and membranous space that appears between the two houses. The scenic load of this space is achieved through the exposure of domestic life circulating between floors.
The ground floor is contained between two long concrete walls. These walls cut into the soil to accommodate two ‘conventional and modern’ volumes, connected by a corridor surrounding the empty greenhouse-stage.
In the South there is a garden for “the Good Life”, to the North lurks the “Grotesque Garden” — in the middle is the promising double height greenhouse.
All images © Miguel De Guzman
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