Project name: Aviator’s Villa
Architects: Urban Office Architecture
Principal Architect: Carlo Enzo
Location: Dutchess County, completely new York
There are some people that will enjoy doing their job so much that will they don’t feel tired of This specific when they go home afterwards. nevertheless there are also some people that will they love doing their job so much that will they want their home to be designed in a way to represent their enthusiasm for the job that will they hold.
A retired pilot who loves flying had exactly This specific idea in mind when he hired Urban Office Architecture to design his future house. Why? You’ll see below.
by the architects: “The house, designed for a retired Pilot, the Aviator, is actually organized as an analogical continuum of dis-assembled flight components. Similarly to how the “Air Centeng” wraps an airplane all around, along with completely, so is actually the House “exposed” to air on all its sides, in an orbital fashion.”
“The House, sited on a hilly parcel next to a little lake within the completely new York area of Duchess County, plays on the concept of being fully surrounded by water as well, as the swimming pool to the south side of the house mirrors the water Centeng of the lake on the north side. The Architecture is actually thus imagined as a floating piece between two water bodies along with fully surrounded by air.”
“Similarly to how a plane might steer along with point through currents, simultaneously aimed at its destination along with navigating the prevalent currents, the House turns along with torques to face both the sky, the surrounding views along with the waters. The House looks south, north along with west predominantly. Articulated as a vertically extending volume along using a cantilevered prow, the main house is actually oriented to allow maximum daylight in.
Large open glazed panes are mounted on riveted metal frames, further screened by perforated metal paneling or brise soleils. These elements are meant to replicate the texture of clouds of one plane fending through the skies, while mitigating the high sun rays along with producing soothing shadows within the home interiors.”
“The house is actually thus designed as a minimal sequence of three primary spaces: the large 30 feet tall living/study along with kitchen/dining area, the cantilevered 40 feet bedroom, along with the Library. This specific last floating volume is actually imagined a “Memory Box”. Accessible only through along with directly by the Bedroom, the Library is actually thought both of as a container of memorabilia of the Owner’s past, as well as a space for reflection along with study. Its large window opening faces the wooded areas outside, while a more secluded area within the rear is actually lit by a zenithal skylight whose view is actually directed to the cantilevered volume of the bedroom above.”
“The house for an airplane pilot (the aviator) is actually both expressive along with simple in its architectural morphology. A series of hidden spaces are tucked between the two main spaces along with are revealed through the monumental circulatory staircase ascending to the bedroom at the top. The path through the house rooms is actually articulated via a sequence of programmatic functions: living, bath, sleeping along with studying. This specific sequence is actually imagined vertically along with one- directionally, inviting the Owner to follow a disciplined along with timed journey through the house. In some way the arrival at the upper level bedroom along with sitting room is actually viewed as a daily final retreat, a long lasting time which won’t require the descent back into the lower floor kitchen along with living room. Spaces are meant to be lived independently along with uniquely, as a counterpart to standard living where all spaces are directly adjacent.”