JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design

JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design

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JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Peter Bennetts

Text description provided by the architects. JARtB House reconnects the abandoned notion that Art and Architecture are separate, techne. Part House and part Art Gallery, the synthesis of the two typologies are redefined into a singular expression. A new hybrid is institutionalized.

JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Peter Bennetts
JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design - Image 31 of 36
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Art is used to connect, inform and program space instead of the program containing it. Art is not defined as ‘in’ or ‘on’ the building, the building is the artifact Architecture and Art cannot be separated!  

JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design - Interior Photography, Chair, Table, Lighting, Windows
© Peter Bennetts
JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design - Interior Photography, Living Room, Bedroom
© Peter Bennetts

Art moves beyond cultural expression and becomes architectural syntax. Ornamentation becomes more than architectural decoration, more than Venturi’s Decorated Shed or Duck. JARtB House becomes the Alchemy of the ‘Decorated Duck’ expressed in an urban Neo-Baroque paradigm.

JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design - Interior Photography, Facade
© Peter Bennetts

A controlled chaos of interlocking geometric forms sculpts the facade to cultivate theatrical drama. The façade is internalized and redefined. External facades become internal translucent frescos. A two-way façade typology emerges.

JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design - Interior Photography
© Peter Bennetts
JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design - Interior Photography, Bathroom, Windows
© Peter Bennetts
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JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design - Interior Photography, Arch
© Peter Bennetts

Non-spaces of circulation are redefined into a delineated linear programmatic pure white ‘strip’ traversing the entire length of the site envelope. The art gallery is born. Double height spaces, interlocking volumes and visual links are connected through Art. Art informs architecture and program, Art becomes an architectural element, Art now has utility.

JARtB House becomes liveable art. 

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Cite: "JARtB House / Kavellaris Urban Design" 18 Aug 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/967036/jartb-house-kavellaris-urban-design> ISSN 0719-8884

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