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Bama Eco Resort / davidclovers

23:00 - 5 June, 2012
Courtesy of davidclovers
Courtesy of davidclovers

The design by davidclovers for the Bama Eco Resort includes two key areas of an eco-tourist resort project that intends to be a flagship project for China demonstrating how architecture can both re-work and reinvigorate sensitive habitat sites. Using innovative construction methods and design processes, both projects “farm” the existing terrain of the site finding its latent potentials. More images and architects’ description after the break.

In Progress: Butterfly House / davidclovers

15:00 - 6 May, 2011
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rendering

In search of the origins of architecture, Laugier presented a primitive hut using the three basic elements of architecture – the post, the lintel and the gable. Semper’s pursuit of the origin resulted in a primitive dwelling that was comprised of four basic qualities – earthwork, hearth, framework/roof, and enclosing membrane. While Laugier’s list of basic elements stemmed from the obsession with disciplinary origins, Semper‘s meditations were a vehicle to essentialize that which was previously seen as superfluous, namely the building enclosure. Semper wanted to put ornament to work. Butterfly House is an exercise in re-working three ubiquitous elements – window, door and roof – until they exceed their functional value and lead the way to new architectural effects. Butterfly House builds upon Laugier’s primitive hut as a model of fitness, updated to reflect a post-bubble economic climate rather than mythical origins, as well as Semper’s interest in the productive capacity of the apparently unnecessary. Our conceptual hut uses a limited quantity of elements to solicit rich qualities and characteristics and uncovers a zone of enchantment between the essential and the excessive.

Architect: davidclovers Location: Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA Project Area: 1,000 sqf Expected Completion: Fall 2011

Tregunter Residence / davidclovers

00:00 - 29 April, 2011
Tregunter Residence / davidclovers, Courtesy of  davidclovers assisted by ziyin zhou
Courtesy of davidclovers assisted by ziyin zhou

Courtesy of  davidclovers assisted by ziyin zhou Courtesy of  davidclovers assisted by ziyin zhou Courtesy of  davidclovers assisted by ziyin zhou Courtesy of  davidclovers assisted by ziyin zhou + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Peak, Hong Kong
  • Architect

    davidclovers
  • Project Team

    David Erdman, Clover Lee, Jason Dembski, Mui Fuk Man, Kantrina Lee, Spencer Mak
  • Area

    2400.0 ft2

House DE / davidclovers

00:00 - 25 April, 2011
House DE / davidclovers, © Almond Chu
© Almond Chu

© Almond Chu © Almond Chu © Almond Chu © Almond Chu + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  • Architect

    davidclovers
  • Project Team

    David Erdman, Clover Lee, Fei Mui, Jason Dembski, Yvette Herrera, Rathi Subramanian, Lam Pui Wing, Spencer Mak
  • Area

    4300.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Barker Residence / davidclovers

00:00 - 20 April, 2011
Barker Residence / davidclovers, © Almond Chu
© Almond Chu

© Almond Chu © Almond Chu © Almond Chu © Almond Chu + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Architect

    davidclovers
  • Project Team

    David Erdman, Clover Lee, Mul Fuk Man, Jason Dembski, Damlen Hannigan, Spencer Mak
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Immuring, an exhibition discussion with davidclovers

12:29 - 22 April, 2010

Immuring, a new exhibition by Hong Kong-based architecture firm davidclovers, will be on view from June 4 through July 18, 2010, in the SCI-Arc Gallery at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Immuring invigorates the relationship between architectural graphic and architectural mass through the re-examination of fresco in a contemporary context.