A+U 526: Retreat – Primal Concept and Experimental Design

From the publisher. July issue of a+u is focused on retreats, in particular the places where people spend their free time. Retreats, where functional necessities are not the priority, portray the essential lifestyle that the residents desire. And, from there, an image of a house reflecting back the everyday emerges.

The sites abundant in nature present vast landscape to the residents. At the same time, they lack basic infrastructure, materials, or technology that would be readily available when designing a house in cities. Because of such shortages, architects are encouraged to put their experimental concepts into practice.

This issue explores how the ideal image of a house and architect's experimental concept are unified and conceived as a retreat when the situation is "missing" something.


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 & Videgård Arkitekter / Creek House
GLUCK+ / Lakeside Retreat
Jon Lott – PARA / Haffenden House
spbr arquitetos / Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo

Project report: The Philosophy of Living Architecture /Alain de Botton
David Kohn Architects / A Room for London
Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL / Dune House
MVRDV / Balancing Barn

136 Pages / 292mm x 219mm / English/Japanese

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Cite: Diego Hernández. "A+U 526: Retreat – Primal Concept and Experimental Design" 22 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/528509/a-u-526-retreat-nil-primal-concept-and-experimental-design> ISSN 0719-8884

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