During the pandemic, the construction of private houses has become much more popular. This is not surprising, because the widespread quarantine reminded how important it is to have access to fresh air and free space.
One of the most famous architecture and design magazines, Dezeen, has published a list of 10 homes built in 2020. This top impresses with its approach to project implementation. The trends reflected in the architecture of houses are already a sign of good taste.
A few points that a modern architect should pay attention to:
Sustainability - the house should be built from natural materials.
Autonomy - some architects provide their own power supplies in their projects.
Maximum functionality - everything in the house must correspond to the concept.
And one of the most important elements of a modern private house is the “green” plot. It can be a small area or a whole floor, the main thing is that the designer must provide a place for a piece of nature.
It is very important in modern architecture to be able to “fit” a house into the environment, while not forgetting about the wishes of the client.
By collecting all the points together, the architect gets an innovative, comfortable home and a happy client!
Here are some projects that are in line with current trends:
1. House designed by Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa. A building with a wave roof stands on the Pacific coast in Los Vilos, Chile. There are no walls in the usual sense - all the elements seem to have grown out of the ground and become part of the landscape.
2. The Red Roof won the Best Rural Home award. The house is located in Vietnam, in the city of Quang Ngai and was designed by the TAA Design team.
The project got its name from the tiled roof. On it, the architects placed boxes for growing vegetables.
3. In the county of Kent in the UK, there are a lot of typical farmhouses used for drying hops. Bumpers Oast is a modern interpretation. The project is reminiscent of the English traditions of the 15th-19th centuries and at the same time is modern housing.
4. In the city of Merida, Mexico, there is a house designed by Ludwig Gofra. The architect designed the concrete house Casa Mérida, which is a reference to the road system of the ancient Maya. The house with long corridors and open space helps to feel comfortable in the hot climate of Merida.
5. Another interesting country house was offered by Jordi Hidalgo Tané studio. Architects designed a stone building in Spain, Bera. It is connected to the local landscape through a glass corridor.
6. A house in an orchard in the Czech village of Chlum was developed by a team from RicharDavidArchitekti. They abandoned combinations and combined different elements in the house: the roof and the building itself are very different. In addition, a feature of the project was a large terrace, the idea of which the architects spied on in Asian houses. From it you can get into different rooms.
7. Suzuko Yamada designed the Daita2019 home in Tokyo. For such a huge metropolis, it is important to have a place where you can take a break from the bustle of the city. The architect connected the house with the garden using scaffolding and left it for the owners to adapt the space to suit themselves. For example, it is possible to make bicycle racks or another veranda.
During the pandemic, the owners took advantage of the extra space and set up an office for themselves to work remotely.
8. Engineer William Little in the 1960s received the nickname "mole" from the inhabitants of London. So he was nicknamed because of the tunnels that he dug right under his house. The tunnels were so long that sidewalks began to fail on the street and Little was evicted, although the man claimed that he was only building a wine cellar for himself.
The not very attractive building, which looked more like a dilapidated bunker, was occupied by the artist Sue Webster. She hired architect David Adjaye for the restoration. He created another level in the house - now there is the artist's studio. And the tunnels from the previous owner were converted into several entrances and exits.
9. House with a curved roof, half asphalt and tiles, and half wood, located in the suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Samambaye. It was designed by Rodrigo Simao for himself and his family.
10. Lorenzo Grifantini also created a home for his family. La Torre Bianca ("White Tower") looks like a fortress from a height, in its center there is a pool and a large tree. This patio is the heart of the home.