The project is now supported and financially backed by the Mayor of London with all 3 sites due to start construction in The design expands on our research examining suburban volume housebuilding, which was worked up in collaboration with professors of anthropology from UCL and was shortlisted by the British Council to represent the UK at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Naked House provides a financially accessible threshold to home ownership, by driving down the cost of acquiring land and building upon it. The houses are designed to facilitate simple adaption by the residents. The proposal expands upon the common repertoire of everyday building alterations refurbishments, rear extensions and loft conversions as an existing framework that people understand and feel comfortable with. It provides a very affordable entry level shell, which is generously proportioned and loaded with potential.
Naked House / Shigeru Ban Architects
The Naked House
Text description provided by the architects. Photographer, architect and designer marc gerritsen wanted to build a house that offered an authentic living experience, a connection to the natural world and a retreat from city living. After living in taiwan and working all over asia for eight years, photographing many luxurious properties and five-star hotels, gerritsen began to tire of the opulence and the hustle and bustle. He found himself craving a more simple and meaningful architecture. It was then that he stumbled upon a plot of land in koh samui. Marc gerritsen: the main thing about this location is the expanse of the surroundings and the quietness.
The Naked House / Marc Gerritsen
Show all photos. Quarantining, social distancing and remote working is what this house is perfect for. Please ask us about special covid rates. It is an architectural villa on the south side of Koh Samui, private and in a natural environment, it has sweeping ocean views and has a great salt water lap pool.
Introduction Shigeru Ban the 'paper architect' - as he was known from then on - designed a house, "naked" of any partitions, as a reply to a commission for a house that had to encourage the relationship between the members of a three generations family. Space for the family This large family had a land in Kawagoe, a small town on the outskirts of Tokyo where the accelerated speed of city life gives way to a calm landscape of greenhouses and rice fields that extended along the river Shingashi. In a Japanese context, it is a privilege to possess a land that can contain a house of more than one hundred square metres.