(*)100 case in 100 giorni con 100 architetti, cioe’ ORDOS 100: 100 giovani architetti emergenti selezionati dallo studio di architettura Herzog & de Meuron per realizzare un progetto molto ambizioso: la costruzione di 100 case in 100 giorni in Mongolia e precisamente ad Ordos, una città con una popolazione di un milione e 400 mila abitanti. Jian Yuan Water Engineering è il promotore mentre il masterplan sarà coordinato dall’artista ed architetto cinese Ai Weiwei / Fake Design.
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Should an allotment structure composed of 100 households of 1000 m2, each designed by a renown talented architect, be considered a neighbourhood or a curiosity?
Are we designing a house to live in, a weekend retreat, a house to visit or a hotel suite?
What form of family structure inhabits a 37 spaces house?
Can the Mongolian climate be used as a potential?
A house of 1000 m2 can almost be populated rather than inhabited… to the least it can entertain quite a party! We have designed a house around the principle of big brother: a place where one can watch and be watched. A house where the circulation is gathered into an atrium of hedonistic leisure and excess, an unavoidable place of pleasure control, that distributes its visitors and party goers in the confines of protected rooms. Each room flanked on this panopticon atrium is equipped of a private terrace, or dune, that continues the idea of the original desert over the house. Similarly the desert is trapped inside the atrium to form an oasis of sand.
Climatically the house functions like an igloo: the outer rooms act as a layer of extra protection to the indoor atrium space. The larger space allows for natural ventilation both of itself and of each individual room.
The programmatic lay out allows for maximum publicity on the 2 primary levels while the top floor is dedicated to the master bedroom and attendance, turning it almost into an apartment within the house.
Julien De Smedt, Andrew Griffin
Lukas Lazinskas, Sebastian Lundelius, Andre Viva, Magda Kusowska, Fransisco Villeda, Felix Luong, Emil Kwiecinski, Javier Sancho, Jordi Lopez, Ieva Maknickaite, Coralie Pfister, Richard Duong Tu, Wouter Dons, James Mcbennet, Jacob Aaron Simanowitz