SUBTILITAS

SUBTĪLITĀS (latin; noun f., 3rd):
fineness of texture, logic, detail; slenderness, exactness, acuteness; sharpness : precision




Oll+ Interview



Valerio Olgiati - Atelier Bardill, Scharans 2007 (previously, more on the facade ornament, and subtilitas’ first post). Located on the site of a former barn, strict historical regulations mandated that the new building occupy the same volume as the original structure. Since the client, a musical composer, only wanted to use the space as a studio and small retreat, the excess square footage required would have been cost-prohibitive to build and excessive to occupy. As a resolution, concrete walls were poured to match the shape of the existing barn, and habitable spaces, including sleeping quarters and a working room, were pushed to one side of the site. The leftover area of the footprint is devoted to a large open air courtyard, framed by a circular cut-out above. The design not only satisfies historical regulations, but creates an unexpected and sublime space for quiet contemplation. Images via Sander Luckers.



August 15, 2012, 8:40pm  Permalink | Comments

  1. omcgowan reblogged this from subtilitas
  2. naturalbornegocentrique reblogged this from hivelive
  3. hivelive reblogged this from megat
  4. whk reblogged this from subtilitas
  5. 280e reblogged this from subtilitas
  6. ariteus reblogged this from subtilitas
  7. hzmnryk reblogged this from subdub
  8. newprimitive reblogged this from ico
  9. blondie reblogged this from hippie
  10. theopencity reblogged this from subtilitas
  11. hippie reblogged this from archcm
  12. ibelievedou reblogged this from archcm
  13. archcm reblogged this from landscapearchitecture
  14. saveforlater reblogged this from landscapearchitecture
  15. 9-be reblogged this from subdub
  16. sei-884 reblogged this from betat
  17. betat reblogged this from sei-884
  18. yutr223 reblogged this from sei-884
  19. subdub reblogged this from sei-884
  20. no630 reblogged this from sei-884
  21. hrki reblogged this from sawaru
  22. sawaru reblogged this from uekou77
  23. byggekunst reblogged this from subtilitas
  24. ddrid reblogged this from subtilitas
  25. intarch reblogged this from subtilitas
  26. memorybanks reblogged this from kureator
  27. turbula reblogged this from subtilitas
  28. gracideas reblogged this from kureator
blog comments powered by Disqus