WITHOUT VENTURI

A study of Robert Venturi's unbuilt works


A TWO WEEK WORKSHOP PROJECT AT TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. IN COLLABORATION WITH AYUMI OKANO & STEINAR HILLERSØY DYVIK

OCTOBER 2013

This two week workshop was part study of Robert Venturi's unbuilt houses and part house design using the themes and methods of his postmodern architecture.

This project consists of four images: Two images depicting the unbuilt 'Frug House', and two images of how we would translate this house into a Tokyo context. We focused on the two very different 'faces' of the Frug House and emphasized both their complexity and their contradiction.

 

 

 

 

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The front 'face' and arrival to the Frug House. From this angle, the house appears 'floating'. To access the door, one has to cross a small bridge

 

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The Frug House with overlooking the valley. The door on the bottom floor anchors the house to its' context

 

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The front face of our Venturi imitation in its' Tokyo context. The elements of the house (e.g. the roof, the window) contradicts the actual spatial divisions of the interior

 

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The back 'face' and very different facade of our Venturi house. One can access the house either via the door on the second floor or by the slightly below ground basement

 

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