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For more info about Casa V, contact the architects at: plan:b arquitectos: and MAZZANTI ARQUITECTOS: Read these articles about Casa V: Noticias Arquitectura from August 5, 2010 and “Casa V House Has a Green Roof Room With a View” from Andew Michler of Inhabitat from August 10, 2010.

Design: 2006-2007; Construction: 2008-2009. The program for homeowner was to enjoy a native garden and the distant view of a wetland on a steep montain slope in Sopo county, near Bogot?.

Following is a narrative of the program from the teram of collaborating architects, plan:b arquitectos and MAZZANTI ARQUITECTOS:

a. Risks
Unfold the house along the high slope of the plot, avoiding the volumetric presence in favor of a branched horizontal extension. Link the deformable molecular configuration of the glass with the geometric arrangement of the house.

b. Geometry
The molecular structure of glass, flexible and modular will define the geometric structure of the plant and the transformations that occur in the design process. The specific facts of the plot, and the particular client’s lifestyle will be stresses and strains in the above structure.

c. Branches
Like the branches of a tree, the house falls over the site, and branches into two arms that separate the program into different heights: above, the social arm, bridge and terrace, and down the arm to private rooms and services. The main trunk is a library that starts the journey staggered from the house.

d. Separation
The arms are separated in two ways: the inner courtyard distances them through a native garden, and different heights allow that the zero level (ground level) of the former falls into place at roof level of the other. These two actions allow the ramifications to equally enjoy the distant view of the lake.


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