"Like a field of matches over gravel" says commenter

On this week’s feedback replace, readers are discussing an “elegant” rectangular home with round backyard terraces in São Paulo, Brazil.

Designed by Brazilian architect Denis Joelsons and aptly named Casa dos Terraços Circulares – or the Home of Round Terraces – the linear dwelling is embedded in a forested lot in São Paulo’s suburbs. The spherical terraces have been constructed with the soil excavated for the muse, lowering the necessity for concrete within the website’s landscaping.

Commenters marvelled on the architect’s lightness of contact.

Denis Joelsons juxtaposes linear home with round backyard terraces in São Paulo

“Deserving of a Golden Pencil”

“Loopy how gentle the construction feels.” wrote Bruno Lazaretti. “Like a field of matches over gravel. Plateaus remind me of coral reefs. Nice mission. Deserving of a Golden Pencil.”

Laura Belik was in the identical boat, commenting “linear orthogonal plateaus inside – composing the floorplan design whereas embracing the pure geography of the terrain – and round plateaus exterior, shaping the backyard’s authentic slope. Easy play, good rhythm!”

Pa Varreon praised the mission’s “peaceable modernity” and admired its “refined, sober and admirable proportions”, whereas Camilo Gomide Cavalcanti Silva referred to as it “easy, elegant and lovely”.

One of many few commenters who was unconvinced was John harhay, who questioned whether or not the landscaping helped or hindered the prevailing timber on the positioning.

“Given the significance of the timber, it appears that evidently two essential guidelines have been ignored” they stated. “Firstly, don’t construct partitions or do any building inside the drip line of the tree. Secondly, don’t alter the grade inside the drip line of the tree,.”

They added: “it seems that one limb is dying. It will not be lengthy for the remaining.”

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3D designer Charlotte Taylor in her apartment
“Not having architectural training makes you discover completely different options” says Charlotte Taylor

“Zoomers are all the time searching for shortcuts”

A narrative that discovered much less consensus amongst commenters this week was Dezeen’s interview with visualisation artist Charlotte Taylor, who argued that “not having architectural training makes you discover completely different options”.

Taylor is the founding father of 3D-design studio Maison de Sable, the place she collaborates with different 3D designers on renderings of imaginary, fantastical interiors and buildings.

“I did not prepare in structure in any respect,” the designer instructed Dezeen. “I would prefer to suppose that there is hope you can get into constructing bodily areas by unconventional means.”

Commenters weren’t shopping for it.

“If you wish to be an architect return to high school and grow to be an architect,” wrote Whateverandeveramen. “Or sit the equivalency exams in your nation. There’s extra to it than making fairly photos. Zoomers are all the time searching for shortcuts.”

“So not having an architectural [education] means you’ll be able to re-render Lina Bo Bardi’s Glass Home with superficial modifications and cross it off as your individual?” wrote Layla in reference to Taylor’s work.

“To be clear, I do not suppose it is advisable be formally skilled or licensed to be an incredible architect when you’ve got the talents and purchasers. That is only a horrible instance,” they added.

Different commenters, like Clichy, defended Taylor’s stance, positing that “the vast majority of tasks introduced on this website by certified architects largely obtain unfavorable criticism from their friends”.

“How exhaustingly predictable that so many individuals (males) are threatened by left-of-centre-thinking, innovation and creativity,” wrote EB. “Opinions and feedback similar to ‘shortcuts’, ‘return and research’ and ‘untrained’ are so indicative of why we’d like and rejoice designers like Charlotte.”

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John Friedman and Alice Kimm include dining room crane in Los Angeles house
John Friedman and Alice Kimm embody eating room crane in Los Angeles home

“Like Bob the Builder invaded a Malibu Barbie fever dream”

Additionally on commenters’ radars this week was a “comical” hillside house in Los Angeles full with a crane within the kitchen and a sizzling pink accent dwelling unit.

Designed by architects John Friedman and Alice Kimm for their very own household, the JArzm home – named utilizing the primary preliminary of each member of the family – takes the type of a white cement plaster envelope described as “neither field nor blob”.

Commenters thought it was “like Bob the Builder invaded a Malibu Barbie fever dream”.

“Throw each thought you’ve got ever had into one constructing simply because you’ll be able to?” quipped AlfredHitchcock.

“It is all so incongruous,” wrote Prado Sellinder. “Residing right here would drive me mad.”

Jim Angrabright reckoned it was allegorical: “the pergola in mid-fall atop the ADU is a reminder of the precarious nature of expertise.”

ZZ, although, was capable of see the mission’s potential, commenting “simply think about the stomach flops you could possibly do dropping from the crane into the pool”.

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