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House Design

House Design

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In recent years the lines that define the characteristics of the modern house have lost the severity that distinguished them in the past. Although the uses that a home must fulfill - cooking, relaxation, personal hygiene, interaction with other people, etc. - remain the same as ever, the solutions for tackling them are now very different and diverse. As a result, no specific formula can be established to define how a home should be. A house is conceived - and drawn up - with many considerations in mind. Adaptation to the terrain and the climate, the budget and the needs of its future inhabitants are all elements that affect its eventual form, but they are not definitive; an architect can use different strategies to resolve identical programs. Thus, some homes combine all their uses in a single space, while others separate the day-time and night-time areas, or those for work and leisure. Sometimes a project is understood as a continuum of its setting, in that a garden or terrace seems to become an additional room; in contrast, on other occasions a garden is treated as a natural exterior and windows with extensive perspectives are inserted in order to frame the landscape. The degree of differentiation is equally important when dealing with stories. In some residences every floor defines a use, while in others the staircase is the vertical axis that intercommunicates the entire house. The infinite diversity of solutions is especially striking in the home's three indispensable areas the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. This analysis reveals cases in which the kitchen has been reduced to one piece of furniture that combines a refrigerator, cooker and microwave, set in a space that serves as both lounge and dining room, while at other times the kitchen's function is spread over two spaces, one for preparing food, the other an office that serves both for eating and storing utensils and foodstuffs. The function of resting has been distributed all over the home and, although the bed is normally placed in a room designed for privacy, it can also be found next to the lounge or in a space fitted with interior windows giving on to the dining room. Furthermore, recent innovations have made couches more comfortable than ever, and this offers the possibility of resting in the sitting room. Finally, the bathroom can be either a functional space set apart or it can occupy a privileged spot alongside the garden, with large windows, or spread itself out inside the house to such an extent that the bathtub turns into an indoor swimming pool.

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Формат: 18,5 см х 23,5 см.