LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes

LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes


LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes
(above) villae minimae #5
all images courtesy of LAD

 

 

 

rome-based architecture and design studio LAD has visualized ‘villae minimae’ (small villas) situated in natural landscapes. the collection of five isolated single-family homes have been developed and studied at a 1:200 scale. in all cases, the projects were conceived as appendices, detached from larger properties, but located in the immediate vicinity of those sites. therefore, the dwellings never contain more than two bedrooms, and interior spaces are minimalistic. beyond direct functionality, the houses are realized as artifacts or as machines for observing the surrounding panorama. 

LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes
villae minimae #5

 

 

 

thematically, the structures have a provocative and autonomous approach. aesthetically, they are based on the distortion of a simple geometric figure, where each manipulation corresponds to a panoramic view from within the interior space, framing nature and allowing for contemplation of the landscape. this characteristic underlines the iconography of the concepts: the dichotomy between nature and edifice.

Villae Minimae
villae minimae #4

LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes
villae minimae #4

LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes
villae minimae #3

Villae Minimae
villae minimae #3

LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes
villae minimae #1

LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes
villae minimae #1

LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes
villae minimae #2

LAD visualizes five small villas isolated in natural landscapes
villae minimae #2

 

 

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  • In the mid eighties architects such as Peter Eisenman, John Hejduk, Superstudio, and others were criticized for being “paper architects”. Photoshop seems to have taken the tradition to a new level.

    dbkii
    May 26, 2014
  • Great!!! Now it’s just a matter of realizing 🙂

    Robin
    May 23, 2014
  • Interesting. Would you have the interiors also designed or just the outer shell?

    Arjun
    May 23, 2014

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