Japan Text description provided by the architects. A residential building located halfway up a cliff, overlooking the ocean. Thick clumps of trees that grow along the slope of the land surrounding the house cast a series of organic silhouettes that make the slope seem to come alive. We decided that the appropriate form to build would be as low-lying as possible, while also allowing the architecture to become embedded in the surrounding landscape according to the contours of the terrain. This would allow us to minimize the impact of the building on its environment. The design of the walls plays an important role in creating the overall sense of presence that a building projects. As such, we also tried to prevent the walls of this house from becoming surfaces that would obstruct or impede movement and sight. Save this picture!Glass and screens along the enclosed perimeter of the house gives the second floor of this residence a certain transparency. Slender, deep-set eaves cast deep shadows on the facade of the building, softening the impact of the building’s physical presence in relation to its environment. Save this picture!The various components of the building were structured in order to allow the inhabitants to enjoy a different view of the outside on each level. The first floor features a stone floor and concrete walls finished with plaster, while the Japanese paper screens fitted inside the glass reflect the shadows of plants and trees. The hard-edged surfaces and finishes coexist with the soft, muted tones of the Japanese paper. Save this picture!The second story, in contrast, features an open-plan living space, the entirety of which can be opened up towards the ocean. A series of wide eaves stand between the outside of the house and the interior, which is articulated into smaller sections by a row of pillars. Going down the staircase-shaped terrace allows one to gradually draw closer to the outdoor landscape. The section that divides the two different elevations on this floor provides seating throughout, functioning as a unique Japanese-style verandah (engawa). A steel-reinforced concrete structure was used for the second floor, and a Vierendeel bridge structure allowed us to float a large, thin roof on top. The pillars consist of square cylindrical poles (measuring 75mm across) made of solid iron arranged in a densely packed formation using wooden modules (900 x 1800mm). By creating several areas of low-level rigidity, we were able to do away with the need for braces.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Isleta Tribal Services Complex / RMKM ArchitectsArticlesCERN Public Realm Competition Proposal / HASSELLArticles Share Save this picture!+ 26 Share CopyHouses•Yokosuka-shi, Japan Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/202216/wind-dyed-house-acaa Clipboard “COPY” Wind-dyed House / acaaSave this projectSaveWind-dyed House / acaa “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/202216/wind-dyed-house-acaa Clipboard Houses Area: 286 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: ArchDaily Wind-dyed House / acaa Architects: acaa Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeacaaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasYokosuka-shiHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on January 26, 2012Cite: “Wind-dyed House / acaa” 26 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Share via Shortlink TagsFendi Chateau Residencessurfside Email Address* Message* Irving Langer and Fendi Château Residences (Getty, Google Maps)Multifamily real estate investor Irving Langer, founder and CEO of E&M Management, and his wife, sold their penthouse at Fendi Château Residences for $16.8 million, roughly $4 million less than their purchase price five years ago.Langer, and his wife, Miriam, sold PH 03 at Fendi Château Residences at 9365 Collins Avenue in Surfside to Daniel Rosenberg and Arielle Rosenberg, records show.Brooklyn-based E&M Management is one of the largest real estate investment and management companies in New York, focusing on multifamily buildings. Last year, Langer was trying to refinance a loan for a 42-property portfolio in New York.The Langers bought the Fendi Château unit from the condo developer for $21 million in 2016. The 12-story, 58-unit oceanfront condo tower was completed that year.According to property records, the penthouse spans 6,505 square feet and has four bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms.Fendi Château Residences was the first Fendi residential building in the world, developed by the Chateau Group. It spans 3 acres with 300 feet of oceanfront. The 12-story tower was designed by Arquitectonica, with amenities including pools, private cabanas, a restaurant and bar, a fitness center and spa and a private theatre.In December, Access Industries executive Alex Blavatnik bought a unit at Fendi Château Residences for $12.2 million.Nearby in Surfside, Alex Sapir sold the penthouse at Arte by Antonio Citterio for $33 million.Contact Jordan Pandy Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink