jonathan gibb creates architectural concept for philanthropic art collector jonathan gibb creates architectural concept for philanthropic art collector
dec 21, 2015

jonathan gibb creates architectural concept for philanthropic art collector

jonathan gibb creates architectural concept for philanthropic art collector
(above) orchard approach
all images courtesy of jonathan gibb

 

 

 

the ‘hedge house’ or ‘house of a 1.000 windows’ is an architectural concept created by jonathan gibb. the dwelling was designed especially for a philanthropic art collector, interested in the encouragement of emerging artists, helping them to reach the next tier of their careers. it is this desire in particular that shapes the house and its sub-forms (artist studio’s) that serve to provide the support.

jonathan gibb hedge house
the dwelling was designed for a philanthropic art collector, interested in the encouragement of emerging artists 

 

 

 

the house has been set-out using the strong linear aspects of existing shelterbelts or hedges on the chosen site. the residence is presented as a two-level gallery from which perpendicularly placed additional spaces consist of bedrooms, entry library, and kitchen. these penetrate through the lines of trees and emphasize on the opposition between the built and the natural. special attention has been placed on creating an equally strong accent of its geometric purity.

jonathan gibb hedge house
the façade is composed of 1000 re-used windows

 

 

 

the façade is made of a collection of reused windows, brought together and placed to form a continuous wall of 1.000 windows as an interface to the public realm, and city beyond. it is this glass skin that sets the tone and uninterrupted views of the house. at the back of the house, four artistic residences may be found, set again by the hedges geometry. each one, the same way as the main ancillary spaces of the home, has their own private view, and therefore a worldly outlook.

jonathan gibb hedge house
the house is set by the hedges geometry, here the glazed face is shown

jonathan gibb hedge house
on the back, the solid face allows for some privacy

jonathan gibb hedge house
the interior and living spaces serve as a gallery to showcase the art

jonathan gibb hedge house
bedroom

jonathan gibb hedge house
façade detail 

jonathan gibb hedge house
cross section

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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