AD Round Up: ORDOS 100 Part II

While we keep showing you the 100 houses designed by 100 architects in ORDOS 100, we might as well remember the ones we published quite some time ago. You can also check Part I here.

1 #6: Rocker-Lange
The project called “Inside Out|Outside In” is part of the Ordos 100 project and discusses the relationship and fusion of interior and exterior space. Rocker – Lange calls for an architecture of milieu – that an architecture of the circumstances and conditions by which it is surrounded. An “Architecture of Milieu” no longer strictly (read more…)

2ORDOS 100 #7: MOS Architects
The relationship of the house to the sun is critical. In a climate such as Ordos’ which experiences hot summers and cold winters, it is the architectural form which integrates the effects of the sun’s light and heat with the comfort of the occupied spaces. The house controls heat and light through two primary aspects (read more…)

3ORDOS 100 #8: R&Sie(n)
R&Sie propose the continuation of this legend, to develop a topography which connects these two universes and which articulate the relation between two climates, one outdoor, dry, sandy and windy, and the other luminous, greens, and protected in interiorities. Water and its collecting are generating morphology of the movement of ground (read more…)

4ORDOS 100 #9: Sou Fujimoto
I propose a primordial place to live before a notional ‘house’ became a ‘house;’ when it was uncongealed to be all at once a house, a city, a garden, a forest, a prairie, the natural and the artificial. It is analogous to the ruins of ancient cities, to the natural landscapes, to the network of neural activities in a stimulated mind (read more…)

5ORDOS 100 #10: Johnston Marklee & Associates
The design of House House emerges from an interest in finding the most elemental model for a city. As a type, the gable roofed shed is one that transcends cultures and civilization. The instant this house proliferates bears the seed for the basic model of settlement. Considering pragmatic constraints, the siting of the house (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Round Up: ORDOS 100 Part II" 25 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=36237>

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    I haven’t seen uglier architecture in my entire life. What is the point of these buildings? They are all bizzare, cold and lifeless. What do they relate to?

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