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House Wrapped Around the Open Atrium with Natural Light in the Interior

June 27, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Home Design, Interior Design, Modern Home

This house is located on a cul de sac and is wrapped around the open atrium. Thanks to such construction there are a lot of natural light in the interior, the cross ventilation is great and outdoor living area is hided from everybody. The private areas like master bedroom, closet and bathroom are located in one wing of the house, while the public areas like dining kitchen and multi-purpose room in another. There are also additional bedroom and bathroom in the public area for guests. The large carport area is located at the front of the house along with a large two car garage. The interior of the house is done in calm and cosy style. Another very interesting feature of the house is the high double gables which provide plenty of drama to the house’s exterior. [ VIA ]

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Carrasco International Airport Design by Rafael Viñoly Architects, in Montevideo, Uruguay

July 29, 2009 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

Carrasco International Airport is designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, located in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The new terminal at Carrasco International Airport, which serves Uruguay’s capital city of Montevideo, is the firm’s first airport project and the second of Rafael Viñoly’s two buildings currently rising in his home country. Created to expand capacity and spur commercial growth and tourism in the surrounding region, the terminal is scheduled for completion in early 2009.
The design of the building emphasizes its public zones and amenities, providing these areas with an abundance of open space and natural light. Arriving travellers, for example, pass through a fully glazed mezzanine level that helps orient them to the terminal space before they descend to the baggage claim and other services. A public, landscaped terrace and a restaurant occupy the second floor, providing sweeping views of the runway and the main concourse.
Independent access roads service departures on the first floor and arrivals on the ground level. An open atrium adjacent to the street entrance opens the ground floor to the monumental space of the main hall, visually and spatially linking the beginning and ending stages of a traveller’s journey.
Key features include a curved roof which maintains a low profile on the landscape, a strategic use of daylighting and views that guide travellers through arrival/departure sequence and a design that highlights public spaces for both travellers and non-travelling friends and family.

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“In Uruguay, friends and family still come to greet you at the airport or see you off,” says Rafael Viñoly, ”so this terminal provides great spaces for the people who aren’t travelling as well as those who are. The atrium, the main hall, the terrace, and the passenger concourse make this a dramatic and welcoming place for everyone.”

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