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V House / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Plan B Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 24 March, 2010
V House / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Plan B Arquitectos
V House / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Plan B Arquitectos

© Rodrigo Davila © Rodrigo Davila © Rodrigo Davila © Rodrigo Davila +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Colombia
  • Architects

    Plan B Arquitectos (Felipe Mesa) + Giancarlo Mazzanti
  • Collaborators

    Viviana Peña, Jose Orozco, Jaime Borbón, Andrés Sarmiento, Juan Pablo Buitrago
  • Structural Engineer

    Nicolás Parra
  • Contractor

    Jaime Pizarro
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. House to enjoy a native garden and the distant view of a wetland in Sopo county, nearby Bogota.

a. Risks

Unfold the house along the high slope of the plot, avoiding the volumetric presence in favor of a branched horizontal extension. Link the deformable molecular configuration of the glass with the geometric arrangement of the house.

© Rodrigo Davila
© Rodrigo Davila

b. Geometry

The molecular structure of glass, flexible and modular will define the geometric structure of the plant and the transformations that occur in the design process. The specific facts of the plot, and the particular client's lifestyle will be stresses and strains in the above structure.

© Rodrigo Davila
© Rodrigo Davila

c. Branches

Like the branches of a tree, the house falls over the site, and branches into two arms that separate the program into different heights: above, the social arm, bridge and terrace, and down the arm to private rooms and services. The main trunk is a library that starts the journey staggered from the house.

© Rodrigo Davila
© Rodrigo Davila

d. Separation

The arms are separated in two ways: the inner courtyard distances them through a native garden, and different heights allow that the zero level (ground level) of the former falls into place at roof level of the other. These two actions allow the ramifications to equally enjoy the distant view of the lake.

© Rodrigo Davila
© Rodrigo Davila
Cite: "V House / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Plan B Arquitectos" 24 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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bori isaack · December 24, 2016

i like the architectural designs

saranya · January 14, 2014

lovable house awesome

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David · April 10, 2010

love this house, felipe is awesome, also mazzanti

Gardener · March 28, 2010

Excellent work on this garden article. It makes for an interesting and easy read.

that's what she · March 26, 2010

love it!...mazzanti, you're a genius

up_today_arch · March 25, 2010

I like this solution of house on this kind of site. At the moment I have same site for project, and try to find different solutions... It is possible to compare on my blog. Wellcome!

sam · March 25, 2010

A nice looking scheme, though the garden on the roof looks like an afterthought. Good intent, though there is nothing to accommodate comfortably inhabiting the space. Take away the lawn chairs and barbeque and it would just look like another green roof.

Jubair Siddeeque · March 24, 2010

Excellent Solution for a sloped site. But i see that the neighbors too have followed the same pattern.


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