Building with granite and off the grid – Casa Montaria, Portugal
We have contributed to the publication Rotterdam Ripressa edited by Marius Grootveld. It's a collection of Future Fragments for the Neo Liberal City completing found ensembles that never were, but always could have been.
Book - "Dyvik Kahlen In Practice, Villa Ruba" is out now. For the fourth book in the In Practice series, we explore the design process of Villa RuBa, located near Arnhem. Together with Fabrizio Ballabio, we develop the compositional research related to the historic typology of the villa and to the specificities of the sloping park in which it is located, and reveal how Virtual Reality is used to investigate the spatiality of the project before its realisation on the construction site. Additional contributions evoke the role of annotation as a design tool, the ambivalence of a classical and vernacular project, and the entanglement of contemporary architecture with pop culture. Texts by Fabrizio Ballabio, Benoît Burquel, Benoît Vandenbulcke, Christopher Dyvik, Max Kahlen, Emma Letizia Jones, Pieterjan Ginckels, Monika Pattern, Kong DJ, Thomas Weaver and Harold Fallon. You can buy the book from Copyright Bookshop, Borgerhoff and Lamberigts or Amazon
Publication – Our research into Virtual Reality as a tool for the design of Villa Ruba is forming part of the book and exhibition ‘The Architecture Machine’. Architekturmuseum der TUM. Book launch at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, October 14, 2020.
The Vinyl house is characterised by three key elements: The ‘Main House’ is defined by an efficient, compact, pre- fabricated wooden structure, optimised for short spans and minimal material use. The quality of this ground floor lies in its openness and immidiate relationship to the external landscape. The ‘Umbrella’, is a light-weight glass roof with integrated solar panels, and the ‘Outdoor Living Room’ is located between the main house and the ‘Umbrella’ roof, offering a special and surprising external room, used as extension of the living space - a stove, sun bed, barbecue, jacuzzi or conservatory for growing plants, use it however you want. The house is designed with the aim of using timber and recycled plastics and to achieve an Outstanding BREEAM rating.
We have contributed with an essay called 'Postcards from London' in the new Hiatus book published by Birkhauser. The book is a collection of essays, reportages and interviews from several European Architects about different models for the multifunctional densification of cities. Please follow link to Birkhäuser
Publication – 'Camping in a High-Rise' MA architecture course at the Royal College of Art. Together with our students we explored the contrast between the mass and permanence of buildings and the temporary, light-weight and ad-hoc notion of camping. For more joy, please explore our students' work at the RCA Virtual Show.
Pond Houses in Klingelbeek and the West Green Nursery and Community Centre is published in the latest edition of Zeppelin Magazine in Romania.
Publication from the Landscape Biennale at Versailles, Bap! curated by Nicolas Dorval-Bory & Guillaume Ramillien.
The Nursery and Community Centre is published in AJ Specifications 'Walls, Ceilings, Partitions'
Publication – Our project West Green Place, a nursery and community center in London, is featured in the February 2022 issue of Casabella #930.