TSC Architects’ Home for Two is Wrapped in a Folded Origami Roof

by , 04/23/14
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

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The house was designed for a young couple returning home to their village. Commissioned to design a home which would be modern, yet communicate with tradition and the surrounding mountainous landscape, TSC Architects drew connections between origami techniques and the vernacular architecture of the area. The resulting project uses its folded roof as a visual reference and a shelter against harsh winds and rain.

Related: The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

At the heart of the house are the living room and dining area around which other facilities are organized (kitchen, Japanese-style room, bedroom and bathroom). The living room’s double height features a staircase leading to the first floor, and smooth transitions between different areas of the house create a continuous experience of space. The triangular roof forms a steep slope and exposes the view of the front glass façade, further integrating the interior with the surrounding landscape.

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Via Plataforma Arquitectura

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