V House / Plan B Arquitectos + Giancarlo Mazzanti

aerial view

Architects: Plan B Arquitectos (Felipe Mesa) + Giancarlo Mazzanti
Location: Urbanización Aposentos, Sabana de Bogotá,
Collaborators: Viviana Peña, Jose Orozco, Jaime Borbón, Andrés Sarmiento, Juan Pablo Buitrago
Contractor: Jaime Pizarro
Structural Engineer: Nicolás Parra
Design Year: 2006-2007
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Rodrigo Davila

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

a. Risks

geometry diagrams
floor plan

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.

b. Geometry

© Rodrigo Davila

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.

c. Branches

© Rodrigo Davila

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.

d. Separation

© Rodrigo Davila

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.

Cite: "V House / Plan B Arquitectos + Giancarlo Mazzanti" 24 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=53562>
  • Jubair Siddeeque

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

  • sam

    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.

  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    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!

  • that’s what she

    love it!…mazzanti, you’re a genius

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  • http://gardensnips.com/ Gardener

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

  • David

    love this house, felipe is awesome, also mazzanti

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    wow, nice post, I was wondering the same thing. and found your site by google, learned a lot, now i’m a bit clear. bookmarked and also signed up your rss. keep us updated.

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  • saranya

    lovable house awesome