Glass / Wood House by Kengo Kuma



AUTHOR:

Kengo Kuma

YEAR:

2010

LOCATION:

New Canaan, USA

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © n.d.

SOURCE:

Kengo Kuma - saoromaomoveis

 

NOTE: 

This is a project in Connecticut (US) to repair a residence designed by Joe Black Leigh, and add a new house to the site. New Canaan is known as a town where many houses from the 1950s by such architects as Philip Johnson and Marcel Breuer still remain, and the one we worked on was the residence for Joe Black Leigh (built in 1956), also a friend of Philip Johnson. 

The existing building was a symmetric glass box of Palladian villa architecture, standing solitarily in a forest. We built a new house to make this glass box orthogonal and formed an L-shaped terrain, as an attempt to create a kind of “intimacy” in the forest. Philip Johnson's house stands alone, so we proposed the L-shaped plan in which the new building hitched on the old one, in order to present a new relation between the nature and the architecture.

from: kengo kuma

 

 

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