We did a “case study” as the next step in the “what if” study. We expected to choose one building group which has nine of the house and choose two different keywords. These keywords are for the contribution to our progress of analyzing. These nine house are Fallingwater House by Frank Lloyd Wright, Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto, House in Leymen by Herzog & de Meuron, Okurayama Apartments by Sanaa, Ö Evi by Erginoğlu-Çalışlar, House III by Peter Eisenman, House in Alentejo Coast by Aires Mateus, Azuma House by Tadao Ando and Pachacamac House by Luis Longhi. Besides them, my keywords are meandering through and thick yet not heavy.
Firstly, I analyzed these buildings and sketched them. All of the building has a relation between the house and the natural surrounding of houses. The first house is the Fallingwater House has a relation between man, architecture, and nature. It was designed as a weekend home for owners and the architect inspired from the Japanese architecture. According to spatial organization, all of the rooms in the house relate toward the house’s natural surroundings. The house designed the house around the fireplace to gathering family members. The circulation of the house consists of dark, narrow passageways designed in such a way that people give a feeling of compression when compared to the expansion and thus get closer as they go out. The sound of nature was used as a tool for the design of the house.
Maison Louis Carré was designed by Alvar Aalto who use the warm and cold elements with together in his designs. The client wanted to house that would be able to accommodate many guests for art viewings. This house also has a relation between the house’s natural surroundings in a different manner from the Fallingwater House. There is a gradual sloping of the roof, which almost appears as an extension of the hill. The spatial organization was designed to bring private and public life in a case that divided these spaces with layers. One most move through multiple layers in order to reach the most private areas of the house.

The third house is House in Leymen( Casa Rudin) is a parallelepiped voluntarily heavy reinforced concrete seen on the other is high soil floating on a tray supported by thin pillars. The roof of the house and the walls seem like a single continuous surface, it is one of the design decision of the architects. One another is the house was built as a simple house as like as our childhood drawings.

Okurayama House designed by Sanaa Architects as nine dwellings that the building was made as a bright, layered stacked structure, complete enjoyable gardens. The aim is a public organization in a private manner and still existing privacy with a public approach. Semi-open curvy surfaces of outside enclosure, which gives the expression of wider spaces.

Ö Evi by Erginoğlu-Çalışlar Architects  was built with minimal damage to the topography. The interiors have not been used as an intermediate wall, and the place has been privatized with various furniture. It is an architectural interpretation that contains the sense of contemporary living and open space on the scale and on the underside, unfamiliar to the field without being overwhelmed by too much material. Designers say that “spaces are separated by jeans and moving elements, fluidity is impaired”.

House III by Peter Eisenman located on the edge of a lush bushland reserve in Palm Beach. “open living and dining space” open space case. Started with a site and understanding about how to get the sunlight through the trees. From this understanding, an interior designed with a ceiling rising towards the winter sun. Main purpose; Catching the sunlight and protecting privacy with frame idea of rotating cubes in a 45 degree.

House in Alentejo Coast by Aires Mateus has definitive border definitions. The interior of this border can not be experienced and is characterized by light. The open side of the house forms a water tank with the connection of the geometries. A space embracing the context is created through this closed extension.


 Azuma House by Tadao Ando was designed according to austere geometry and is an axially symmetric composition. Two boxes that are joined by a walkway. Personal privacy is important so, the house is isolated from the sides and only the sky is intended to be seen. In the courtyard part there are 2 transition one of them is from downstairs to the upstairs, othe one is between the upper levels of house.

Pachacamac House by Luis Longhi in Pachacamac, is built on a hill. Burying houses due to site conditions, architectural and landscape dialogue should be good, and principles of darkness and light must be preserved strongly.


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