Classic but awesome, this is the most appropriate phrase to describe the magnificent lakeside house that was built by Archi-Tectonics on 2002 ago in Gipsy Trail, New York. Gipsy Trail residences was built upon the hills tumble right into lake, between leafage, rocks and waters, really amazing landscapes I think. The ground floor of Gipsy Trail house was constructed of rough stone collected on site, then it will be partially recessed into the hillside. While the second floor was perched above the stone base and atop a recess. This box of steel, wood, and glass will sit at an angle, twisted to procure a direct view of the lake and to capture maximum sunlight. The sun’s rays will enter through glass plans integrated into a continuous wall-to-roof surface. Inside, the interior infrastructures was built with the ARMATURE ” smart structure ” strategy.
Here is the ARMATURE explanation from the architects:ARMATURE – The house’s structural center resides in a generative core that, although originating in the ground floor, achieves its full form and function in the second floor. This core, the armature, is a centrally located “smart structure” integrating kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, heating and cooling systems, and central music system. The morphing of the armature’s programmatic elements produces a segmented, organic shape. Yet the armature functions not only as an infrastructural unit, but also as a circulatory and generative element, directing interior movement and molding the surfaces connected to it. Its organic shape distorts the pure geometry of steel and glass; the roof above the armature warps to conform to its segmentation. At the structure’s hard exterior surface responds to the generative force of the armature, the box softens, tilts, fragments. Architecture becomes a responsive medium–responsive to the organic shapes and human forms and functions it houses. The architecture of the Gipsy House exemplifies the concepts of interdependent layers ( wall-glass-roof-glass-armature ) efficiency of use ( armature as infra-structural core), and negotiation of means( interior/exterior, source of sunlight).
images courtesy of Archi-Tectonics
Tags: Archi-Tectonics, ARMATURE ” smart structure “, continuous wall-to-roof surface, Gipsy House architecture, Gipsy Trail residences, ground floor constructed of rough stone, magnificent lakeside house, organic shape house, pure geometry of steel and glass, structure’s hard exterior surface
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