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

Oll+ Interview

dRN Arquitectos - Chalet C7, Portillo 2008. Not a bad site. Via, 2, photos (C) Erieta Attali.

April 10, 2014, 6:23pm  Permalink | Comments

Werner Tscholl - Mountain pass museum, Timmelsjoch 2010 (prev). Via, photos (C) Alexa Rainer.

February 26, 2014, 7:40pm  Permalink | Comments

Bearth & Deplazes - Monte Rosa-Hütt, Walliser Alpen 2009. Photos (C) Tonatiuh Ambrosetti.

February 26, 2014, 6:48pm  Permalink | Comments

Kolman Boye - Summer house, Vega 2012. Photos (C) Åke E:son Lindman.

February 21, 2014, 12:23pm  Permalink | Comments



Tags: landscape

January 20, 2014, 10:05pm  Permalink | Comments

Jean-Claude Vuagniaux - Mountain house, Rehetobel 2012. Photos (C) Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel.

January 05, 2014, 11:19am  Permalink | Comments

Marchi Architectes - Black house, Normandy 2013. Photos (C) Fernando Guerra.

December 20, 2013, 1:25pm  Permalink | Comments

Ábalos & Sentkiewicz - High speed train station and public park, Logroño 2012-13. Photos (C) José Hevia.

December 19, 2013, 3:14pm  Permalink | Comments

Vilhelm Wohlert & Jørgen Bo - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk 1958 (with additions in 1976, 1982, 1992, 1998, and 2006). Photos (C) Jens Frederiksen.

December 15, 2013, 3:31pm  Permalink | Comments

Margarethe Heubacher-Sentobe - Studio house for a pianist, Weerberg 1996. Photos (C) Margherita Spiluttini.

December 10, 2013, 10:52am  Permalink | Comments

Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk - Viewing apparatus, Luster 1997. A simple but powerful project that addresses some very pragmatic needs. Located at the Sognefjell overpass, the viewing platforms (3 total) are dotted along the highest elevated road in Norway, which is a heavily traveled tourist route in the warmer months. Due to the expansive vistas along the road, visitors spend much of their time outside of the car, either walking to a desired view-point, or standing outside their car to get a picture. Either situation presents a concern for the municipality, both ecologically with damage done to the terrain, and in regards to safety for those stopped along the busy roadway.

To address these issues, Hølmebakk’s solution was to insert architectural follies at key areas along the route. Each has a similar foundation plan, circular platform, and apparatus for viewing or displaying information to maintain a common language. The “conspicuous” appearance of the designs, an almost scientific layering of pivoting sheets of glass, aims to entice people to a central, contained area. The multi-layered glass panels create refracted, distorted, and reflected images of the mountain range, at times providing a glimpse of landscape outside the periphery of vision, other times obscuring what is right in front of you. This play of imagery immediately acknowledges the presence of the man-made object by providing an impossible collage of vistas, but does so through an abstracted appreciation of the area’s natural beauty (similarly). 

"One of the beautiful aspects of being a tourist is the privilege of constantly changing roles, between the one of the participant, and the one of the onlooker. Many physical arrangements for travelers - not least in Norway - make these roles obscured."

October 29, 2013, 3:15pm  Permalink | Comments

Carlos Ferrater - Botanical institute, Barcelona 2002. Photos (C) Rasmus Hjortshøj.

October 25, 2013, 4:20pm  Permalink | Comments

Jean-François Zevaco - Sidi Harazem shrine thermal baths, Fez 1975. Via, 2

October 22, 2013, 11:42am  Permalink | Comments

Little house, big mountain. Via markwickens.

Little house, big mountain. Via markwickens.

Reblogged from Mark Wickens.

August 25, 2013, 6:47pm  Permalink | Comments

Jürgen Haller - King house, Fontanella. 

August 13, 2013, 12:28pm  Permalink | Comments