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casanova + hernandez architects folds adaptable villas
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jan 23, 2014
casanova + hernandez architects folds adaptable villas


casanova + hernandez architects folds adaptable villas
all images courtesy of casanova + hernandez architects

 

 

 

rotterdam-based studio casanova + hernandez architects has developed three, freestanding houses that can be adapted to suit their occupants needs. a folding wooden wall is used to frame the villas, patios and gardens, creating a series of enclosed spaces with different atmospheres. the flexible structure enables people to not only design the individual housing units themselves but also the private, semi-public and public spaces that surround them. the strategy creates a connection between the dwellings and their environment, while still defining enclosed parts that are sheltered from urban life. a sculptural volume carves out the kitchen, bathrooms and storage rooms, joining onto a double height living room. the interior opens onto the patio, offering a sense of flow to the outdoors during the summertime. the continuous and flexible design enables the buildings to reflect the specific requirements of their users. 

 

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a folding wooden wall defines the buildings and spaces between them

 


the three detached houses offer a series of enclosed outdoor spaces

 

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the villas connect directly to the outdoor patios

 


interior view of the double height living room

 


site plan

 


plan

 


long section

 


cross section

 

 


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