Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Let's Twist

Architectural Record's annual Record Houses issue this month features my article on a house outside Stuttgart by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos of UNStudio.

My take on the work is as an update on the New York Five with digital warping added to the play of line, plane and curve of mechanical drafting.
"There's a swirl at the center of UNStudio's House Beside a Vineyard outside Stuttgart, or what principal Ben van Berkel calls “the twist.” Two flights of stairs run diagonally across the square floor plan, crossing over each other in a single, fluid motion as they rise from the ground-floor entry to the living area and up to the gallery and master bedroom. The dynamic energy they impart sets the open living spaces into motion and directs visitors toward the cozy, glazed corners with views.... "
Full text, pictures and plans available here.
Photo from the article by Iwan Baan

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