“The Moving Cubes” is a small-scale project of the house for two people. The customer wish and choice was small, high-quality housing in a compact plot, close to nature and the city. The building is positioned along the driveway, thus trying to separate spatially from it. The one-storey volume scalability enables the creation of chamber spaces in order to obscure natural context. There is a pine forest nearby the plot. The pines in this concept are significant and thus exhibited – they are visible both from the building and from the inner yard space. The pine bark motif is interpreted in the facade finishing details and interior of the building. The volume of the whole building is formed in very simple forms – rectangular volumes. They seem to slide and form spaces of varying sizes – courtyards. A rhythmic repetition is created on the access front. Larger volumes are oriented to the inner yard space – they form a lighted (sunny) yard space near the building. The dynamics of volumes and the pulsation of changing spaces create a sense of rhythm and movement.
In planar composition the corridor functions as the backbone connecting various functional spaces (cubes). As they move, mini-spaces are created – courtyards. Each interior spaces are open to a different – personal yard space. The fragmented rhythm of the blind walls on the access side works like a solid curtain. The overlapping pine verticals visible from the plot are interpreted by bas-relief copper facade finishes. The selected variable, vertical planes composition is resembling the texture of pine cone texture. Here – the rain is frequent. When it rains, the raindrops further intensify these emotions. As the copper ages, it becomes even more “emotional and real.” This “story” also develops in the interior. Only here are the copper-finished wall planes are calmer and softer, brighter. Natural finishing materials are used for interior decoration.
Thanks to the large windows, the interior opens up, merges with the outside, creating a feeling of openness-space.
The bas-reliefs of the copper facades interpret the pine verticals visible from the plot. A changing composition of vertical planes, reminiscent of the texture of a pine cone, was chosen. There is frequent rain here. When it rains, the raindrops further intensify these emotions. As the copper ages, it becomes even more “emotional and real.” This “story” also moves into the interior.
The one-storey volume scalability enables the creation of chamber spaces in order to obscure natural context.