TEXTING ARCHITECTS

Q8 HOUSE IS ?



We are texting with 100 prominent architects – sending them SMSes. The architects are out of context, so are their sentences. They are replying, but at the same time, they are unaware of the action. If they have something to say, they will write back. Consistency is in the spectrum.



SPECTRUM OF ARCHITECTS



q8house

HOUSE IS ?



Pier Vittorio Aureli

Pier Vittorio Aureli

The principle of economy can be distinguished from the principle of politics in the same way that the house is distinguished from the polis.

The private space of the house is the basic social space that ensures the natural reproduction of its members; the public space of the agora is the political space where discussion and confrontation for the sake of the public interest takes place.



Pier Vittorio Aureli





Christian Kerez

Christian Kerez

In this sense, a house is a model of the world: it represents an order that we cannot perceive in the world, but which makes perceptible, in the scale of the house, what the world contains.



Christian Kerez





Valerio Olgiati

Valerio Olgiati

What I like about the figurative quality is that it has something very banal to it, even something child like, but, then, it also has something cryptic because nobody believes seriously that the banal shape of the archetypical house is all what there is to it.



Valerio Olgiati





Philippe Rahm

Philippe Rahm

Sleeping rooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room, are pieces of space, aspects of various functions, and the purpose of the house is to agglomerate them, assemble them, to compress them with each other, between four walls until they form a whole more or less compact, higher or lower, according to a selected design.



Philippe Rahm





DRDH

DRDH

and the house is in turn like some small city" 2 then these civic interiors and exteriors might be understood as the public rooms of that large house, their elegant figures set within a darkly hatched urban poché."



DRDH





Fake Industries AA

Fake Industries AA

But let's not carry ourselves so far; the point of Khlebnikov's house is that it's not a piece of furniture, nor representation of a boat, but rather, it is a block, a bunker.

Thus: the house is a block and a blocking; it is a block of memory, a block of sleep, a block of a mouth, a block of thought.



Fake Industries AA





Urban Think Thank

Urban Think Thank

The house is often cited as a metaphor for the city and the city as a metaphor for the entire planet.



Urban Think Thank





Ole Scheeren

Ole Scheeren

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Cultural Center An auction house is a hybrid between museum, gallery, market culture and trading.

Location Located in close proximity to the Forbidden City on No. 1 Wangfujing Street, at the intersection with Wusi Avenue, the new headquarters for China's oldest art auction house is symbolically located at the crossroads between commerce (Wangfujing) and culture (Wusi Avenue).



Ole Scheeren





MAD

MAD

A house is a machine for living in.

The interior of the house is equally fluid in its circulation; it is designed as a continuous space that flows without internal obstacles.



MAD





Plan B

Plan B

4. Program and Space Following certain local construction strategies, the house is defined with an elevated and open social ground floor that acts like a covered platform that includes all the areas for the daylight activities.

The difference between the levels provides a separation from the daylight and nocturnal activities, allowing a house that is pierced by the vegetation and weather on the ground floor, but with more control and restraint on the second level. a. Space actions The house is folded toward the rear of the lot to avoid a large area of filled land where it was not feasible to build.

This house is a mixture between a courtyard and a lookout house.

In section a low corridor is defined towards the scenery and rooms in two levels towards the slope, connecting them by means of a leaning roof in reinforced concrete which conducts the winds from the low areas to the higher ones. MODULES In its floor plan the house is defined from four modules that wind around a tree and the distant scenery of the River Cauca.



Plan B





SeArch

SeArch

The house is experienced as a welcoming light at the end of a tunnel.

The house is experienced as a welcoming light at the end of a tunnel.



SeArch





Metro

Metro

The house is located in Jardim Paulistano a leafy and predominately residential neighborhood bounded by some of the city's largest Avenues such as Rebouças, Basil and Faria Lima, ensuring that it is also accessible and well served by local amenities.



Metro





Christ Gantenbein

Christ Gantenbein

The small house is inhabited by an artist couple together with their family.



Christ Gantenbein





Nameless

Nameless

Mimesis house is an architecture of continuous dichotomies, the dialectical relationship between natural and artificial, real and fake.



Nameless





Li Xiadong

Li Xiadong

What is special about the Water house is the relative freedom the architects had in terms of the cost of the project.

Most Naxi dwellings are wood structures, whereas the main part of the Water house is built of steel.



Li Xiadong





Supermachine Studio

Supermachine Studio

Our vision for the future Thai house is an Architecture that is composed of different levels of resilient segments.



Supermachine Studio





COBE

COBE

A modern culture house is a frame for people to meet.

A place where people from all over the city will swim in the water, sunbathe in the summer sun and drink evening coffee along the promenade. Tingbjerg Culture house is an extension to the existing Tingbjerg School.



COBE





Office KGDVS

Office KGDVS

The house is an autonomous form, and at the same time, the negotiation between a building and the edge of the plateau.

The house is both a circle and a square.

As Kersten said, this house is very different from our earlier room projects.

But there is always an aspect of distance, since each part of the house is far away from the others.



Office KGDVS





Smiljan Radic

Smiljan Radic

The house is in the only clear spot in a completely isolated forest of elm trees.

The house is about 90 metres long from end to end.

The house is organized around a courtyard that runs the length of the site, with the rooms set in a row, parallel to the courtyard.



Smiljan Radic





Atelier Bow Wow

Atelier Bow Wow

The average lifespan of a house is thirty years, so there is constant replacement of buildings going on.

The average lifespan of a house is thirty years, so there is constant replacement of buildings going on.



Atelier Bow Wow





Lacaton Vassal

Lacaton Vassal

The reason why they took so long to construct a house is because they were not sure whether it would be possible to build without destroying the site, and what kind of construction it could be.



Lacaton Vassal





David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield

So the identity of the house is not through the solid, but through the void of the courtyards.



David Chipperfield





51N4E

51N4E

On the one hand, the house is quite special, everything is very unique, that's true.

Still this combination from the most private programme and the most public room in the house is not released in a folder like collage, because the swimming pool, although developed from a standard product, cannot be expresses as such.



51N4E





Glenn Murcutt

Glenn Murcutt

To some extent, yes, because I discovered after I'd done that building that the traditional 'top end' Aboriginal house is just like this house, but with a curved covering of bark over the top as roofing, open at each end.



Glenn Murcutt





SANAA

SANAA

Sometimes it is very important to focus on even the smallest things to understand how a house is going to be used.



SANAA





Johnston Marklee

Johnston Marklee

our new book, published by birkhäuser verlag, is called 'house is a house is a house is a house is a house'.

And we found that for many of those buildings, the rooms that face the beach are great, whether it's the living room or the master bedroom, but the rest of the house is dark and no one wants to be in those rooms.

In a way, the Vault house is an amalgamation of many traditional typologies, the Spanish courtyard house, the shotgun house, and such.



Johnston Marklee





Sverre Fehn

Sverre Fehn

When using such a building method, a house is never technically a finished entity.



Sverre Fehn