pasel.kuenzel architects, Urban Villa, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The extension was designed by 6a Architects to provide a new ground-floor bedroom and bathroom for the London house, which is an amalgamation of two cottages constructed in the 1830s.
A ramped corridor runs parallel to the existing house, negotiating a gentle change in level and allowing access for the mother of the family, who uses a wheelchair. This corridor connects the house’s living room with the new bedroom suite, which extends out into the garden.
CEIP Sant Roc, Olot
Architects: Bàrbara Balanzó and Antoni Barceló, Barceló-Balanzó Arquitectes
Celoria Architects - Travella House, Castel San Pietro 2004. The plans show the interior concrete wall (visible from the roof of the top image) that both divides the space, and structurally supports the house. This allows a column free and completely glazed ground floor, providing unobstructed views of the Swiss landscape. Photos (C) Milo Keller.
A Summer House with the Red Pool, 1973, Mont-ras , Girona, Spain by Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura
This summerhouse is located near the village of Mont-ras, a few miles from the Spanish Costa Brava, in a hilly region cultivated with orchards. The layout is similar to a small town and the ruins of a former peasant hut are incorporated into the volumes of the house.
The building is an articulated house that respects as far as possible the preexisting vegetation. The pavilions, sheathed in brown brick are projected towards the central space and face the swimming pool - the center of the sunny life of this villa. The space is made even more comfortable by many relaxation corners, shielded by walls that function as windbreaks, and is scenically tied to nearby volumes by terraced steps that act as a solarium.