On the basis of recent examples by renowned international architects, this monographic work analyzes the difficulty of integrating new residential volumes into sites that are seriously conditioned by their situation and environment. In each case, particularly narrow and awkward dimensions imposed limitations that the architects have resolved with creativity and wit, implementing exemplary technical and formal solutions to make the buildings connect with the existing context while making intelligent use of the available space. Often the façades concentrate the most interesting aspects of the project’s composition and construction. The face of the building and its privileged view onto the exterior are the interface with which it relates to the surrounding buildings, contributing to weave the urban fabric and defining the profile of the street and of the neighborhood.
Lorcan O´Herlihy Architects, Maison verticale / Tezuka Architects - mias, Roof House / Bottega + Ehrhardt Architekten, Maison U / Querkraft, Maison SPS / Traut Architekten, Maison familiale / Driendl Architects, Solar Deck / Jahn Associates Architects, Casa Grant / Christoph Mayrhofer, Casa uni-familiar Machly Schwarz / Kohki Hiranuma / Hs Workshop – Asia, Time & Space House / Gracia Studio, Casa GA / Jaume Bach, Casa 4C / Reichardt Architekten BDA, Casa P / Hiroshi Nakao, Casa com Estúdio para um Artista floral / Iván Bercedo & Jorge Mestre, Duffy House / GAD architecture, A House with Three Eras / Carles Gelpí Arroyo, Casa Cloe / Jakob + MacFarlane, Maison T / Koichiro Ishiguro, White Woods / Kunihide Oshinomi, Takeshi Semba, Timber Frame House with a Curtain Wall / Mathias Klotz, Casa Grau / Ottorino Bersilli & Cecilia Cassina, Reabilitação em Manerbio / Waro Kishi + K. Associates, Casa em Karakuen II