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Casa Kimball / Rangr Studio

  • 01:00 - 3 January, 2010
Casa Kimball / Rangr Studio
Casa Kimball / Rangr Studio, © Hilary Ferris White
© Hilary Ferris White

© Hilary Ferris White © Hilary Ferris White © Hilary Ferris White © Hilary Ferris White +21

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

    Rangr Studio
  • Design Team

    Jasmit Singh Rangr, Eivind Karlsen, Josh Weiselberg
  • Construction

    Paradise Investments, Rolando Widman
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. A New York based client commissioned Rangr Studio to design a Caribbean get-away large enough to accommodate his family and groups of friends. Located on the rural North coast of the Dominican Republic, the design sought to create a contemporary house within the basic construction means and materials locally available. The structures are reinforced concrete, clad with a local Coral stone. The windows, made by local carpenters with a dense hardwood, pivot on automobile wheel bearings.

© Hilary Ferris White
© Hilary Ferris White

The buildings are designed to protect from views of neighboring lots, heightening the experience of the vast horizon beyond. The interior spaces merge with exterior, and allow cooling ocean breezes under shade from the sun, eliminating the need for air conditioning. A 45m long infinity edge pool creates a seamless edge of water in front of the ocean, hiding terraces at cliff edge that allow the experience of the ocean's roar as waves break on the cliff face below.

© Hilary Ferris White
© Hilary Ferris White
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Jasmit Rangr · January 06, 2010

Thank you for your comments-- it's great to get feedback.

You can indeed rent it, and you can go right to the Casa Kimball site:
http://www.casakimball.com/

-Jasmit Rangr

speedwing · January 06, 2010
oscar falcón lara · January 05, 2010

Oh my, the use of stone and light in this project is amazingly masterful, and a massive one at that; love the pool area.

Nicholas Patten · January 05, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Casa Kimball. http://bit.ly/4FlToE

Ramon Cardona · January 04, 2010

Casa Kimball / Rangr Studio - And this is just one house!!! 1,000sqm!!! http://bit.ly/7h1u2v

Terry Glenn Phipps · January 04, 2010

Before anything else, compliments to the photographer, Hilary Ferris White. Many of these shots show a rare eye for composition, and they were obviously done on the fly. The main photo is a masterstroke.

Conceptually this is a tour-de-force. I can't recall when I have last seen anyone put together a parti with an equally daring and forceful composition. The use of the materials palette is simply breathtaking and the juxtaposition of texture is as powerful as it is unexpected.

There are just a couple of elements that I find puzzling. The shot of the entrance shows two perforations above and two slit windows in the supporting "pedestal" that feel like an unresolved part of the composition. I find myself wishing that the column wasn't there, and thinking how great this volume would have looked cantilevered. Also, the irregularity of this area seems less dynamic, and more arbitrary than the rest. The brise soleil motif (which reminds me of Eileen Gray's lacquer screen) is such a screaming success that I wonder if it needs the competition from these perplexing voids on the second level near the entry.

Otherwise my only questions are about details. In the bedroom a successful effort was made to achieve a floating effect for the massive coral wall by using carved reveals. To my eye the effect is spoiled a bit by the a/c grate stuck in the middle of it. It seems to me that a more elegant solution could have been reached for architecture of this magnitude.

Overall, this is an incredible project.

Terry Glenn Phipps
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