This edition focuses on those places where people tend to spend their free time, showcasing the primal concept of the retreat through experimental design. Locations of the 20 featured projects range from natural environments to dense urban situations. In these places of seclusion, functional necessity is generally of lesser priority than portraying the essential lifestyle that their users or residents desire when spending time away from their everyday lives. To match these requirements, architects are often encouraged to put their experimental concepts into practice. An essay by Juhani Pallasmaa precedes works by Cecilia Puga, Studio Mumbai, David Kohn, Casey Brown and more.
Feature: Retreat – Primal Concept and Experimental Design
Essay: The Lived Metaphor Juhani Pallasmaa
Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura: Casa Hamaca Benjamin Garcia Saxe: A Forest for a Moon Dazzler Casey Brown Architecture: Permanent Camping Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects: Hut on Sleds Shim-Sutcliffe Architects: Harrison Island Camp Studio Mumbai: Utsav House Fearon Hay Architects: Island Retreat Rick Joy Architects: Adobe Canyon House Cecilia Puga: The Vaulted House Pascal Flammer: House in Balsthal Buchner Bründler Architects: Casa D’Estate General Architecture: Summer House Tham & Videgard Arkitekter: Creek House GLUCK+: Lakeside Retreat Jon Lott / PARA: Haffenden House spbr arquitetos: Weekend House in Downtown Sao Paulo
Project report: The Philosophy of Living Architecture Alain de Botton
David Kohn Architect: A Room for London Jarmund / Vigsnas AS Arkitekter MNAL: Dune House MVRDV: Balancing Barn