Category Archive: Darwin Paiva

Floating House: new addition

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Today’s ever-changing globalized world continues to force mankind to find a balance in all aspects of life. The fast pace of technological advancements, environmental degradation, economic depression and political unrest constantly act as… Continue reading

Floating house new addition concept.

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NEW ADDITION VISION Having studied the multiple possibilities, I have decided to add a lighthouse structure and an underwater meditation room MATERIAL EXPLORATION For these explorations I used acrylic tubes and sheets as… Continue reading

BALANCE AND BUOYANCY- MATERIAL EXPLORATIONS

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Followed my ‘’balance & buoyancy – body explorations’’ I stated a new set of explorations, and my goal was  to study the notion of balance and buoyancy in a more technical way that could… Continue reading

BALANCE AND BUOYANCY- BODY EXPLORATION

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At the end of the 40-minute filming process I found myself fighting the forces of the wind pushing me in different directions, the buoyant force pushing the table up, the waves pushing the table sideways, the numbness of my feet, and a feeling of dizziness. Experiencing all these sensations while having no sense of sight made finding balance the biggest challenge. Overall, the experience turned out to be multi-sensorial, sublime and somewhat frightening, but most importantly transformed by body and my image of the world into one single continuous existential experience

Floating House through the eyes of the skin.

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In the words of Juhani Pallasma ‘’It is similarly inconceivable that we could think of purely cerebral architecture that would not be a projection of the human body and its movement through space’’.… Continue reading

FLOATING HOUSE MIDTERM REVIEW

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The midterm criticism is received was positive and constructive. The chosen theme was the notion of ”balance and buoyancy”. After discussing my views on the project and the direction I intend to take… Continue reading

Floating House: Analysis

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Although the scale model of the floating house is not finalized, I have studied the main qualities and elements I would like to focus on. Perhaps the most intricate architectural element of the… Continue reading

Floating House: model progress

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During the model-making process of the floating house I decided to begin building the scale model as most houses are built; from its foundation. In this particular case the pontoons serve as the… Continue reading

MOS Architects: Floating house

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FIRST IMPRESSION My first reaction when I saw the house was that it is a great vacation home. In the beginning my perception of the house was that although the context was interesting,… Continue reading