martes, 30 de septiembre de 2014

Group 1 - collage

Group 8 collage of Gugalun House and Houses in the San Matias Neighbourhood

Group 1 - collage in process

The House Aktion Poliphile, by Studio Granda

Excercise 3_Group7

     Maison à Bordeaux
First we wanted to highlight the house in Maison a Bordeaux that the different accesses that the house, in particular the access they are the essense of the house, the person in a wheelchair,  platform,  so he doesn't remenber exactly that condition. Also the nature that is around the house, Also occurs inside through to the second floor. 

   Lege House
In second house we think is the important to note that out respect for the trees and nature at the time of make al architecture. Just as the viewes of the sea that was this house. We Also find interesting that the trees go through the house.
It is al house with a very open structure to nature,  this is the essence,  that you are inside the house but you have the feeling that you are outside. 

  Mónica Álvarez
  Sara García
 Estefania Milla
Making the sketches...

... and some secret proces going on....

Group 2 - Collage

House in Corrubedo - David Chipperfield

House in Lege - Lacaton & Vassal

Beatriz Burrueco Gómez
Andreas Leonidou
Maria Juan Prats

domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2014

VIDEO _ Adrián Andrés Belmonte

After reading all the stories of the diferent houses I´ve chosen three of them, but I have to say that I could have chosen many other more. This three houses are Maison à Bordeaux by Rem Koolhaas,House in Lège by Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal and House in a Plum Grove (Tokyo), by Kazuyo Sejima.

The reasons about my selections are mainly the following:

I’ve chosen the Maison à Bordeaux
because a like so much how the architect built the house. I think is a complex house with a very good structure with only three legs and with a  pull cable metal to contrarrest the moment that is generated in the house. Another thing that I like about this house is the constructive solutions that Koohaas has designed to the wheelchair.

I’ve chosen the House in Lège because I like the relationship between the house and the vegetation and how the architects have desingned the constructive solution to build the house with six trees in the midle and floating above the ground. The foundation consisted in twelve micropiles rammed 10 metres into de ground and on the top of them a metal structure which allow for a people walk undernearth the house. To allow the tree movement, the architects have designed rubber collar fastened the trunks to skylight. This constructive solution keep the house completely raimproof, too.

And the third house, House in a Plum Grove, I’ve chosen this house because I like so much how Kazuyo has designed a big house in a small place with a lot of spaces where everyone who live in the house can go according to their moods, wanting to be alone or with other person. This house has only 77,68 m2 distribuited in two floors, which has very thin metal walls with 5cm to outer walls and 2 cm to inner walls.

viernes, 26 de septiembre de 2014

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Video 2 - Javi Godoy

I have chosen these houses to the concept SPACE TIME. They are project that develop over time.
NAKE HOUSE by Shigeru Ban develops a communal space that changes according to uses and users need.
FRANK GEHRY ‘S HOUSE is developed over time. The familiar changes make a project in continuous building process where the old and new are weaves.

MATIAS´ NEIGHBOURDHOOD is built on neighborhoods relationship over time. Architectural barter is the building project.

Exercise 2_ Video_Monica Alvarez Sanchez

Exercise 2 // Loisa, Matías

Selfmade photomontages

Matteo Pozzi

Video 2 Sara García

Project Video 2 - María Bonmatí

jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2014


Stories of Houses - İrem Baş

version 2

I am İrem Baş, when i read the articles in blog,  the first thing that influenced me was  “magic” and “soul” .
First,  The Naked House in Kawagoe  by Shigeru Ban. In this house, there is a spirit of Japan tradition. It requires to strengthen the relationships between family.  In the project, the building is on the background with all its simplicity and lightness. The important thing is here, the family. This house flying slowly in the forests  with its family inside it.

The other project is The Gugalun House by Peter Zumthor. The first reason for chosing this house is of course Peter Zumthor. Before i read the article i already know that Zumthor has a deep feeling about his projects. The other reasons are respect and the conservation the memories. The family wants to keep their memories in that house in a modern way and Zumthor  especially protected some parts of home. For example the hypocaust.

The last one is Can Lis and Can Feliz in Mallorca by Jørn Utzon. We all know The Opera House Project. After  resigning his project, when he came back to his home with stress and bad mood, suddenly he discover a magic place for rest and giving is wife’s name for that project is also worthy.  This place must be very meaningful for him until tourists come to visit. When the magic break down, he begins looking for a new one and that was Can Feliz. I don’t if he could catch the same thing there but this is a story about a man who is looking for  a magic.

Exercise 2_ Video_ Pau González Sánchez

Excersie 2. Video Jose de Jesus Veloz Martinez

Exercise 2. video   Jose de Jesús Veloz Martínez



Integration to nature




On the basis of these principles 3 came over the rest

The choosen projects are:

The Bordeaux house.


Bordeaux France

The building is located on a hill looking over the city of Bordeaux and the Garone river,

This Project varied due to a father’s disability. So the architect creates a private world in a house for him. Giving total movability to the handicapped by creating an elevating platform.

The volumetry plays with solid mass and empty space, it is confined to create a platform, while the heavy volume seems to hover

Colored concrete, steel and glass are construction materials, openly exposed in a neat and sincere architectural solution. With panoramic views to the landscape, yet keeping the privacy of the family.

Aktion Poliphile


Wiesbaden, Germany,

This project inspired in an allegory to a 15 century book 'Hypnerotomachia Poliphili'.

Somehow this is interpreted and the characters transform to Saturn and Delia , two opposite entities that represent the  complementary opposites. one is strong, ancient, while the other is young, delicate and nimble

From this metaphor the dwelling is created in two different buildings, one that is solid and dark, looking back to the tradition.

in  contraposition, the other is light and actual

Stretto house


Dallas, Texas

In this project the landscape includes a river with 3 waterfalls, that create a continuous ripple that recalls music, thus, the idea is to materialize the music into building.

bass notes become solid masses that bed the service areas, as the strings materializes into curved ceilings that link the spaces rhythmically.

The building translates the landscape and its sounds to forms and spaces. Performed with local Texan building materials and tradition.

Exercise 2_ Video_ Agutín Juan Castelló

Maryam Rahimli (Exercise2)

   Firstly I would like to explain my elections with one drawing. I love nature and music over silence. These components  calm our soul and create new ideas. So, you don`t know how time passes. And my all choices are close by my this opinion.
   My choices:     House in Lege (by Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal)
                          Blas House in Sevilla la Nueva, Madrid (by Alberto Campo Baeza)
                          The Stretto House in Dallas (by Steven Holl)
   My first choice is House in Lege. Architects actually have combined architecture and nature. I liked this house, because I really saw respect to nature and most of elements have been taken from nature. If we pay attention to plan, we can see that architects have located all rooms in one side of building, there is a large area in front of rooms. And house located above the ground. These 2 reasons help to relax and to dream with watching view of nature. The insulation both underneath and on the sides of the house was protected from the seaside environment by a layer of corrugated aluminium sheeting. Since the corrugation laid perpendicular to the bay, the aluminium sheeting echoed the glitter of the water and illuminated the space beneath the house, creating an artificial sky.
   Blas House in Sevilla la Nueva, Madrid. Building consists of 2 parts: opaque and transparent part.  If we look at this part of the plan, we can see that there is definite symmetry. I think when architect read the book of poetry, he saw rhyme in the end of each line of poem. But one factor breaks this rule: the window. Probably there is some place inside for professor which is better to work with natural light. It is important to note that this building is not suitable for cold climate. Because house is located inside of relief and the material of the first box is concrete. It means that the first floor will be cold independently of heating system and isolation.
   And the last one is the Stretto House in Dallas. This house really connects and combines a lot of things in itself. In other words it is harmony and this harmony makes extraordinary this building. When I looked at this house first time, shapes of roofs attracted me. I think why curved roof, not another type? Top view of house explained it: we see that there is a river around of house and bending roofs. The roofs create shade and light illegally under sun and it is harmony with environment. A lot of usage of glass show that the architect has wanted to create natural space with shadows of trees, sky and more view of nature from inside of the house. Another question: why a lot of parts? In my point of view the architect have wanted to make alike parts of the house to notes of the melody, facade and relief are dancing under sounds...
                                                                                                                                Maryam Rahimli

Project Video 2 - Jaime Sastre Vicens

Casa en Lège

Casa de Frank Gehry's

Can Lis

Video 2

Exercise 2. Gonzalo Jiménez

Hello, I´m Gonzalo and I’m going to expose the three houses I have chosen and why.
The first house is Maison à Bordeaux by Rem Koolhaas. I chose it because I think the story and the architect’s solution are very interesting.  There are 3 floors, the bottom floor, is half buried in the hill, the middle floor is a glass box and the upper floor is like a dark box with little circles windows.

Another reason for my choice is the originally of the structure and his relation with the husband health that I think is so emotive. A big beam supports the house and a tensor cable balanced the forces.
The husband needs a wheelchair and for allow his mobility, the architect designed an elevator platform. That element is like another part of the husband’s body and is another part of each floor.

The second house is the U-House by Toyo Ito. I selected it because, in spite of be a sad story it has a purport. The architect had the intention to join the broken family and the U form allows them to see each other in an easier way.
Has two dark corridors that finishing in the children bedroom and mother bedroom respectively and converge in the U curve, a multi space for be together.
I think the lights and shadows that the house offers are very interesting, a light ray incident on the U curve and produce different effects which allows the family stay together in an immaculate space.

The last house I have chosen is the Rogers House in Wimbledon by Richard Rogers. I think this house is an opportunity for a son to can return his parents a little they give us in all our life. In this case, the couple asked their son, Richard Rogers, for a simple house with only two conditions, a medical consultation and a workshop to modeling clay. The solution enjoyed his parents especially his mum, she was not afraid of the bright colors and new forms. She was a very life women and loves the new things.

Alejandro Abreu Project 4 - Exercise 2 - Heritage.Tradition.Renewal.Nature

My Story of Houses - Exercise 2 - Andreas Leonidou

EX2_Video V2_Alejandro Rubio Cebrián

martes, 23 de septiembre de 2014

Exercise 2 _ Video _ Maria Juan Prats

  For the accomplishment of the video I have considered going beyond the histories that the own houses count. I have wanted to come out of the own histories of each one of the houses with my personal perspective and my own way of understanding the architecture in conformity with my personality. It is a way of counting the history and the design of the house from the personal experience and valuing what for you mean this projection. It is clear, that what the architects wanted to demonstrate in each of his houses is going to differ from my perception but to be an opportunity to know my tastes across my own analysis of the architecture.

   First, the Small house of to Kolonihaven, by Enric Miralles, for me in spite of being the course of the life, is like the best way of fitting different stages of the life into the same project to form something spectacular. It is possible to say, that it would be like the way of mounting a puzzle in which all the parts are important and in its entirety they form something more incredible than if they were alone one to one.

   Secondly, Miranda Santos House, by Álvaro Siza; it is an own and continued production of the architect. Whenever the house to change owner, the architect adapts the house to the needs of the moment in the time that one lives in her. Even, the own furniture of the house are designed by the architect with what it leads to a fullness of union between all the elements. For me, it is one of the forms in which I understand the combined chess, in this case with the architecture. An own design of every space for the best possible situation adapted to the needs that you have in this moment.

   And, finally, Can Lis and Can Feliz (in Mallorca), by Jorn Utzon; I interpret it from the unfortunate conclusion that the architect has concern his Sidney's's work it operates house, joined with the history of an architect who dies for the accumulated stress. For me the music can join the whole progress projective of Utzon happening for all the states of mind that, for me, the music is capable of get.

{   Para la realización del vídeo yo he planteado ir más allá de las historias que las propias casas cuentan. He querido trascender de las propias historias de cada una de las casas con mi perspectiva personal y mi propia forma de entender la arquitectura conforme a mi personalidad. Es una forma de contar la historia y el diseño de la casa desde la experiencia personal y valorando lo que para ti significa esa proyección. Está claro, que lo que los arquitectos querían manifestar en cada una de sus casas va a diferir de mi percepción pero es una oportunidad de conocer mis gustos a través de mi propio análisis de la arquitectura.

   En primer lugar, la Small house of a Kolonihaven, by Enric Miralles, para mí a pesar de ser el transcurso de la vida, es como la mejor forma de encajar diferentes etapas de la vida en un mismo proyecto para formar algo espectacular. Se puede decir, que sería como la forma de montar un puzzle en el cual todas las partes son importantes y en su totalidad forman algo más increíble que si estuvieran solas una a una.

   En segundo lugar, Miranda Santos House, by Álvaro Siza; es una producción propia y continuada del arquitecto. Cada vez que la casa cambiar de dueño, el arquitecto adapta la casa a las necesidades del momento en el tiempo que se vive en ella. Incluso, los propios muebles de la casa están diseñados por el arquitecto con lo que lleva a una plenitud de unión entre todos los elementos. Para mí, es una de las formas en que entiendo el ajedrez combinado, en este caso con la arquitectura. Un diseño propio de cada espacio para la mejor situación posible adaptada a las necesidades que tienes en ese momento.

   Y, por último, Can Lis and Can Feliz, by Jorn Utzon; yo lo interpreto desde el desafortunado desenlace que tiene el arquitecto respecto su obra de Sidney’s opera house, unido con la historia de un arquitecto que se muere por el estrés acumulado. Para mí la música se puede unir a todo el progreso proyectivo de Utzon pasando por todos los estados de ánimo que, para mí, la música es capaz de conseguir.}

viernes, 19 de septiembre de 2014

Exercise 1 (video) - Stories of Houses - Estefanía Milla Barrios

Hello, my name is Estefanía, I chose the following homes that interest me the story behind them. These houses are to Maison Bordeaux by Rem Koolhaas, House lege Lacaton Anne and Jean Philippe Vassal and House of Peter Zumthor Gugalun.

The first, Rem Koolhaas, consists of three floors, complex in itself, designed for a person with disabilities, can enjoy it. Moreover, it is a house that at first sight imagine that is made for a person with disabilities. This is the main reason that attracted me, someone with this condition to enjoy the same as a person without it. This house is an example of extension of who can actually reach a person do with these conditions, no compensation for what he could do. The house, itself, changes the way movement of any normal home, both inside and around it. It has a wide open view of the environment from the living room contrasts with the restriction of the circular openings of the bedrooms, which are located up to anyone. Therefore I consider of great interest, welfare and desire to excel and not settle for people with this condition.

The second, Anne and Jean Philippe Vassal Lacaton, caught my attention because I took a trip to Venice Biennale and the exhibition of Japan Toyo Ito in 2012, consisted of the incorporation of nature in a very similar way to this architecture. I liked not to transform the environment for architecture, but add to the beauty of this. Also, the boundary between the outside and inside of the house is removed as a unit. It is in this way when we are really giving importance to what matters when it comes to architecture and the human being and the environment.

The last house I selected is Peter Zumthor, and have chosen for the feeling it conveys to preserve the history of different generations. I find it very interesting argument for an architecture, and I think that should factor into many more, since we ourselves seek to grandparents to tell us back stories, and stories are the best. Interestingly unite the old and new into a single architecture, in turn, make a mark on it for future generations, and I think we really value the life of a house.

Hola, mi nombre es Estefanía, he elegido las siguientes casas, que me interesan por la historia que hay detrás de ellas. Estas casas son: Maison á Bordeaux de Rem Koolhaas, Casa en lége de Anne Lacaton y Jean Philippe Vassal y La casa Gugalun de Peter Zumthor.

La primera de ellas, de Rem Koolhass, se compone de tres plantas, compleja en sí misma, diseñada para que una persona con minusvalía, pueda disfrutar de ella. Además, es una casa que a primera vista no imaginas que está hecha para una persona con minusvalía. Esto es la principal razón, que me ha atraído, que alguien con esta condición pueda disfrutar de lo mismo que una persona sin ella. Esta casa es un ejemplo de extensión de lo que realmente puede llegar hacer una persona con estas condiciones, no una compensación por todo lo que no podía hacer. La casa, en sí, cambia la forma de movimiento de cualquier casa normal, tanto dentro como alrededor de ella. Presenta una visión totalmente abierta del entorno, desde el salón contrasta con la restricción de las aberturas circulares de los dormitorios, que se sitúan a la altura de cualquier persona. Por ello considero de gran interés, el bienestar y es deseo de superación y de no conformarse de personas con esta condición.

La segunda, de Anne Lacaton y Jean Philippe Vassal, me ha llamado la atención porque en 2012 hice un viaje a Venecia a la Bienal y la exposición de Japón de Toyo Ito, consistía en la incorporación de la naturaleza de una forma muy parecida a esta arquitectura. Me ha gustado por no transformar el entorno para realizar una arquitectura, sino añadirla a la belleza de este. Así también, se elimina el límite entre el exterior y el interior de la casa, formando una unidad. Es de esta forma cuando realmente estamos dando importancia a lo que importa a la hora de hacer arquitectura y es el ser humano y el entorno.

La última de las casas que he seleccionado es de Peter Zumthor, y la he elegido por el sentimiento que transmite al conservar la historia de diferentes generaciones. Me parece muy interesante este argumento para una arquitectura, y creo que deberían de tenerlo en cuenta en muchas más, ya que nosotros mismos buscamos a los abuelos para que nos cuenten historias pasadas, y son las mejores historias. Es interesante unir lo nuevo y lo viejo en una sola arquitectura, y a su vez, dejar huella en ella para futuras generaciones, así considero que valoramos realmente la vida de una casa.

Exercise 1.- Javi Godoy

After reading the blog houses stories, I decided to select three houses where the behavior, development and human evolution define the project.

NAKED HOUSE, by Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban designed a house that had to encourage the relationship between the members of a three generations family. He creates a common space where members can communicate and interact. Private spaces for each member of the family are organized by four mobile, cubicle bedrooms.
The open-plan and neutral space of the shed can be organized and transformed as needed by moving the bedrooms, they even can be drawn out to the garden through the large window on the western facade.

The story starts when his wife, Berta, bought a small pink bungalow in a bourgeois neighbourhood.
The architect wanted to make the little pink bungalow look more important than it was by following the guidelines of Marcel Duchamp. Gehry made an extension to the ground floor which wrapped the little house on three sides. The old house appeared, in that way, as a familiar object within the new house. He was fascinated with cheap materials like chain link fencing, plywood and galvanised corrugated iron.
This house is interesting because it is able to adapt to successive evolutions and changes in family housing being in a constant process of construction.

It started with the City Council showing interest in renovating a deteriorated neighbourhood in the centre of Granada known for prostitution, which led to Juan Domingo Santos receiving a commission to renovate one of the old brothels. Observing basic principles of community life, the architect sought to generate the project from the neighbours’ interests. By negotiating about parts of their dwellings, a game was established which allowed all members to enjoy spaces that they had been longing for.

In the house of Shigeru Ban, the common area is organized and adapted to the needs of the family, appearing a dynamic and changing space. At home of Frank Gehry, the house can be in continuous process of construction according to the evolution of the family. These projects are considered over time. Finally , these changes over time, Juan Domingo Santos have to be agreed to community, individuals and individual interests disappear.

Exercise 1.- Alejandro Rubio

Ejercicio 1 // Cecilia Erades

Hello, my name is Ceci and in this video I wanted to relate my activities and day-to-day feelings with architecture, specifically with 3 buildings: Blas House by Alberto Campo Baeza, Ville Sant-Cast by Perrault and Can Lis by Jorn Utzon.

Darío Lisón Campillo - First Video Presentation

Exercise 1 // Matías Loisa

3 houses selected:

House near Bordeaux - Rem Koolhass

House in Lege - Lacaton & Vassal

House in Corrubedo - David Chipperfield

Excercice 1. Video

After reading the diferent stories of these houses. I have experimented differents sensations, but the more i liked were are the follow:

"Maison à Bordeaux" by Rem Koolhaas, Ville Anbar by Peter Barber and The U-House by Toyo Ito.

The first one, its about a wealthy couple who wanted to build a house. After an accident the husband became disabled and he needed a wheelchair, so they had to adapt their plans. Which strikes me most is the solution by the architec, use a elevator platform for the wheelchair, so he could access to these levels, and the metaphor for the life of the husband, which depends on the guy wire balancing loads and the health of the husband.

My second home chosen is the Ville Anbar by Peter Barber.
Mrs Anbar, a widow, trust to design all the house to the architec and i think that the solution is very interesting. In first, the woman is another widow, so her life is different to the rest of city, and every years, Mr Anbar life half-year in London, so she has a mixed of cultures. I think the house facing the country policy with the mentality of the woman. I find it very interesting as the house is focused beyond the gaze of visitors.

The last one, is about another women whose husband die. Now, the architec is the brother of the widow and he has to design a new house for the broken family. The woman, would the house was a L-house form, in order to see her daugthers every time, but in a conversation with her brother, the both decided the house was a U-House. I like the idea for the both dark corredors and the light was in the arc of the U. This was a multi-use space used for playing, dining and meditating. 21 years later, the family was leaving the house. Finally these was empty and was demolished.

jueves, 18 de septiembre de 2014

Exercise 1 (Video Presentation) - Jaime Sastre Vicens

In the first place, before I start talking about my chosen houses, I think we should reflect and arise who is the figure of the architect and his intentions to tackling any project, in this case, any project destined for a family life.

My choices are Frank´s Gehrys house of Frank Gehry, Can Lis of Jorn Utzon and house in Lège of Lacaton and Vassal.

Frank´s Gehrys house of Frank Gehry

This house was built in California in 1977-78. Your wife bought a small pink bungalow and Gehry decided to remodel the house building around it, your result was so good that house ended up being gunned.
Gehry realize a distinction between old (the small pink bungalow) and new (the expansion), he had little money so experiment with cheap materials, among them the metals mesh, plywood and galvanized sheet.
Your house was aesthetically different compared to the other houses.

Can Lis of Jorn Utzon

This house was built in Mallorca in 1972. Utzon lived in Sydney (Australia) under pressure so he and your wife decided to leave and he moved to Mallorca.

In Malloca, delighted with the island, he decided to build a housed which put the name of your wife (Lis).

The house have extraordinary sea views, all the rooms have sea views, besides for your construction used a local material, a local sandstone.

The house is also called the house of the Sun, because the family life at home follow a route along the day coinciding with the path of the sun.

House in Lège of Lacaton and Vassal

This house was built in Lège in 1998. The owners had a steep land, which used during the vacation period. Besides the owners wanted to respect nature in the construction of your house.

After listening to owners appear the idea of the house on the tree. For it, they use the method of the addiction, and the house is pierced by six trees.

The house have views to the bay due to its elevation above the land.

The most fascinating is the house has insulation under it by corrugated aluminium plates which reflects the water and creates an artificial sky.

Occurs a union between architecture and nature.

Exercise 1 (Video) - Stories of Houses - Mónica Álvarez Sánchez

I have chossen the house of Can Lis and Can Feliz in Mallorca, of Jorn Utzon, the most interesting I have seen is the ubication of this one, because i would like go to Mallorca some day. The idea of the orientation to the sea, the feeling of being next to the sea combinated with the warm of the chimeny.
Improving the sun light along of the day making dissapear limits between architecture and nature, all integrated in the same thing.

Can Feliz is other house integrated in the nature, almost invisible, sometimes we feel the need of being along with our selfs, I thing this is the most important aspect of this house, that grew with a big landscape of trees and mountains.

Also the house of Blas, interesting because of the integration of architecture, naturae, poetry and music. Separated in two zones, one of crystal and the other of concrete, the last is like a big (mirador) to the mountain, in the crystal box we listen the music produced by the trees in general the nature that is around the house. This architect said “ For see a world in a sand grain, and a sky in a flower, have the infinit in the hand, and the eternity in an hour”.

The last house I have chossen is the house in Lege, it is a demostration of the respect to the nature, the magnific idea of this two architects of keep 46 trees around 80 years old. Learn to apreciate our orounds like they did, is a value that we have to learn.

He elegido la casa de Can Lis y can feliz en mallorca , de jorn utzon, lo que mas interesante me ha parecido es la ubicación de esta, porque me gustaria ir a mallorca alguna vez. La idea de la orientacion hacia el mar, la sensacion de estar en la orilla combinada con la calidez de una chimenea. Aprovechar la luz del sol al maximo a lo largo del dia haciendo desaparecer los limites entre arquitectura y naturaleza, todo integrado en la misma cosa.

Can Feliz es otra casa integrada en la naturaleza, casi invisible, a veces sentimos la necesidad de estar a solas un rato con nosotros mismos, este creo que es el aspecto mas importante de la casa, que crece con un gran paisaje de pinos y montañas.

La casa de Blas, interesante por su integracion de arquitectura, naturaleza, poesia y musica. Separada por dos zonas, una de cristal y otra de hormigon, esta ultima como gran mirador hacia la montaña, en la caja de cristal escuchamos la musica producida por los arboles, en general la naturaleza que la abarca.

“Para ver un mundo en un grano de arena, y un cielo en una flor silvestre, abarca el infinito en la palma de tu mano, y la eternidad en una hora”

Casa en Lege es una demostracion del respeto hacia la naturaleza, magnifica la idea de estos dos arquitectos de conservar estos 46 arboles de acerca 80 años de edad. Aprender a apreciar nuestros alrededores como lo hicieron ellos es un valor que todos deberiamos aprender.

Exercise 1-Johannes Michael Schneider

“no matter what is done, but with whom”
This is the reason why your grandmum’s food allways tastes better than anywhere else, even in the most expensive restaurant. Sharing bad movies makes them good and funny if you watch them with your friends. This concept makes social networks posible and converts  “sharing is lifre” to a new concept.

The first house of my selection is the “house in a pulm Grove” by Kasuyo Sejima.
It’s owners wanted a normal house without any decoration on the outside to keep a simple and humble facade. It is planed as a refuge for the mind. The rooms are separated but keep their conection with cuts in the inner walls leting the space flow from one room in to an other conecting them, and conecting the family.

In my second choice  this concept is radicaly aplied on the building , The naked house, by Shigeru Ban. The bedrooms are Simply cubes with two sides open on wheels, wich make it posible to move them all around the building or even move them into the garden. This concept convertes the space inclosed by he “rooms” into a corridor or into a living room depending of their position and orientation adapting to the needs that are present in the moment. The bathrooms and the kitchen however, keep their places because of their needs to water instalations.

My third house is the Vila Saint-Cast, by Dominique Rerrault, made for a client who loves saling on the ocean. This building, just like a boat, is divided into two diferent areas. The first one is, just like in the underdeck of a boat, consists of sanitary equipment, kitchen and bedrooms, on a small area to limitate the activities realised in each room to their minimum and maximise surface of the rest of the house. This idea makes the second area, the deck, more relevant and important. All the Vertical windows are concentrated on one big picture window, forcing the user of the building to move out of the “underdeck” to enjoy the views. This convertsthe deck to the place where the life happens, making it easy to adjust the space to the momental needs with simple mobile walls and forniture making it a big open area, easy to adjust to the needs of the users without any economic costs.

In my opinion this concept makes us live together, and not against each other.  personal Colaboration is allways more fun than personal cometition, and theese three houses express  that idea at their best. And in the end, life is not a race, its a journey.

exercise 1 - Stories of Houses - İrem Baş

İrem Baş – Stories of Houses

I am İrem Baş, when i read the articles in blog,  the first thing that influenced me was  “magic” and “soul” .
First,  The Naked House in Kawagoe  by Shigeru Ban. In this house, there is a spirit of Japan tradition. It requires to strengthen the relationships between family.  In the project, the building is on the background with all its simplicity and lightness. The important thing is here, the family. This house flying slowly in the forests  with its family inside it.

The other project is The Gugalun House by Peter Zumthor. The first reason for chosing this house is of course Peter Zumthor. Before i read the article i already know that Zumthor has a deep feeling about his projects. The other reasons are respect and the conservation the memories. The family wants to keep their memories in that house in a modern way and Zumthor  especially protected some parts of home. For example the hypocaust.

The last one is Can Lis and Can Feliz in Mallorca by Jørn Utzon. We all know The Opera House Project. After  resigning his project, when he came back to his home with stress and bad mood, suddenly he discover a magic place for rest and giving is wife’s name for that project is also worthy.  This place must be very meaningful for him until tourists come to visit. When the magic break down, he begins looking for a new one and that was Can Feliz. I don’t if he could catch the same thing there but this is a story about a man who is looking for  a magic.

Exercise 1 (Video) - Jorge Martín Polo

I have chosen these three houses because they are the easiest houses to see because all of them are in Spain. I want to prouve that in this country we have good architecture. In this periode of crisis people have lost a lot of hope in the architecture and I would like to recover this energy in the good projects. I would like to travel a lot to discover different cultures as living way and the architectural way but stay here and increase our culture mixing all the opportunities we have for being a plural country.

We can see it in the houses from Granada, neighboourdhood of San Matias, where a lot of people of different cultures work together for a common good. They started a movement thinking in their beneficts but also in what they could do for others, not only for people that can give something to them, even for others giving a lot of opportunities for sharing cultures.

Also, we can see the culture in the house of Sevilla la Nueva, where the inspiration was given from a poem and we can see a strong difference between two elements where feelings make the shape of the house. With that, we have different experiences in the same space.

And the last one, the house from Can Lis and its replicate Can Feliz, where the emotions between the lanscape and the feelings of people that live inside work together for creating a line of spaces. The conection in this house with the nature make an isolation living with the nature.

Exercise 1 Beatriz Burrueco Gómez

Exercice 1, Video - Aitor Carratalá Sánchez

STRETTO HOUSE -  Steven Holl

I going to talk about the Stretto house of Steven Holl in Dallas, Texas.
I was surprised because customers gave freedom creation to Holl´s project. A time to get to work the architect saw that the ground was very quiet. But the place was also very loud because there were 3

rivers that flowed in a dam.
Holl thinks that the ground looks like music. Especially it seems Bella Bartok music.  Bella Bartok at 1936( nighteen thirty sex) created a song that mix all the instruments. Then Holl created a project that mix geometries, materials, volumes, smells and textures.


Miranda Santos House is telling the story and the progress of Alvaro Siza, and what able is the architecture to change.
Starting from a dark house, Siza change it for the new user, giving a new spirit to the construction.
Subsequently, he designs the furniture of the house, and this is the end of a large project, telling the history of these people and his progress as an architect.


I will not talk about Frank Gehry house because I want to talk about him, their emotions, their thoughts and their acts of rebellion to society.
For me Frank is a crazy man. But in this world are crazy men who succeed in life. Steve Jobs was a crazy man, Salvador Dalí was a crazy man, now, Messi is a crazy man, and for me, Frank Gehry is the crazy man of the architecture.
And Frank shows in every one of his works, and is in this house where his madness begins, when not yet had his fame as an architect.