haiko cornelissen architecten: air villa in panama
haiko cornelissen architecten: air villa in panama haiko cornelissen architecten: air villa in panama
may 12, 2013
haiko cornelissen architecten: air villa in panama

‘air villa’ by haiko cornelissen architecten, cerro azul, panama
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all images courtesy of haiko cornelissen architecten




the ‘air villa’ in panama by dutch practice haiko cornelissen architecten in collaboration with local studio casis arquitectos challenge the current
morphology of the summer home to create a new residential typology more flexible and attune to its natural environment. starting construction
early next year, the architects shared with us an exclusive preview of the project with a short video describing the design process. the typical concept
behind a house consists of a collection of spaces separated by interior partitions and enclosed within a peripheral vertical wall that tends to create a
disconnect between the interior and exterior programs. air villa takes this concept and turns it sideways, aligning the program in a linear manner so
that each space has an equal connection to the exterior, formed by an extruded section that integrates certain fixtures into the primary structure.
sliding wooden doors form the crux of the project, sliding to individually isolate or expose individual elements or the interior as a whole. the temporary
state of the exterior enclosure creates a new relationship between the inhabitant and the site, provoking a deeper understanding of one another to
live better integrated.



video © haiko cornelissen architecten



closed wooden doors
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opening doors reveal various spaces in the house
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linear interior
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completely open to the exterior
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floor plan / level 0 : closed doors along one side



floor plan / level 1 : closed doors both sides









concept evolution



project info:



site: cerro azul, panama
year: 2013
program: private house
area: 800 sf
status: commission
team: haiko cornelissen with casis arquitectos
perspectives: wemake3d

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