iVY Design Associates LLC has won the Third Award for the Project Sevigny-Lisdero Residence at International Architecture Awards 2018 hosted by Architecture Podium with the idea of acknowledging the works of professionals and students of architecture. IAA is an all exclusive design competition, analysing and comparing the conceptual and built works of professionals. The competition received a total of 586 Registrations from across the globe. Architecture Podium has gained a Big name among the Architecture Awards Internationally with Winners from renowned Studios like Aedas, TerreformOne, Rockwell Group, Pepe Gascon Arquitectura, Morphogenesis, Dada & Partners, Nadaaa, XTEN Architecture, Mecanoo, ABIBOO Architecture and many more from across the globe.
Original Article: Architecture Podium
About the project:
10 Barberry Rd is a house originally designed by Mollo-Christensen in 1953. It is located within the Five Fields Community conceived by the firm The Architects Collaborative (TAC) whom designed several of the houses in the neighborhood. Simple and fluid layouts, respect and dialogue with the landscape and a level of austerity in the detailing are some of the features evident in the architecture of these houses.
The existing conditions showed evidence of modifications that had been done over time and had slowly deteriorated some of those features. In spite of the changes, the connection with the landscape remained somewhat intact. The design searches to recuperate the latent spatial qualities and contribute to the dialogue with the exterior.
Drawing inspiration from artist installations, film and photography, the design searches to bring the landscape further in and open opportunities for a more abstract level of experience in the way spaces relate to each other and the outside.
By strategically enlarging windows and introducing floor to ceiling mirrors, the windows, the views and the occupants duplicate in ways that remind us of scenes from Orson Welles’ “Lady of Shanghai” and the spaces acquire a different, always moving, dimension.
At a pragmatic level, the design fundamentally searches for opening the space and making more continuous unobstructed connections through an almost surgical process. In addition, there was a fundamental need to reconsider the type and distribution of mechanical services which had seriously compromised the use and quality of the lower level of the dwelling.
The interior material palette is consistent with the simplicity of the house. There is a deliberate intention of restoring and repairing existing and limiting the introduction of new ones. Stucco lucido for its clean, free of joints appearance; and Brazilian slate for its durability and performance with radiant heating are some of the new elements introduced.