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CCdC

Cas a Cubo de Cor t e Tarpon, Florida July 20th 2015

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“Precisely when I seem to express my authentic inner-most longing, “what I want” has already been imposed in me by the patriarchal order that tells me what to desire, so that the first condition of my liberation is that I break the vicious cycle of my alienated desire and learn to formulate my desire in an autonomous way…” - J. Lacan


CO NTE NT

INTRODUCTION

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CONCEPT

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PROCESS

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CASA CUBO de CORTE

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CREDITS

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CO NCE P T


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S O U T H TA MPA H O ME

THE FLORIDA STYLE Florida Style*, the quintessential coastal Mediterranean Modern home plan has its roots in Spanish and/or Mediterranean styles. The massing in Mediterranean Modern home plans is bold and noble, and often includes a two-story entry flanked by columns. Low-slung roof lines clad with red-clay tiles are common, as is stucco exterior. The interior is open and unhindered by walls, which allows for good air circulation. The “footprint” of Mediterranean Modern home plans often focuses on the backyard area, which usually includes a terrace, lanai, deck or patio that borders a pool. Exotic, elegant and energy-wise, coastal Floridian home plans boast a popularity that hasn’t waned for decades.


CONCEPT

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*Also called Spanish Revival, this style was very popular in the United States from 1915 to 1945. The Spanish style has a stucco exterior, a claytile roof, exposed beams, wrought-iron details and repeated arches around an entry walkway. Front doors are of heavy carved wood and porches sometimes feature spiral columns. Walls and floors are often covered with patterned tiles. The floor plan may also include an enclosed courtyard.


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R EG I ON A L H O ME S

ILLINOIS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ARIZONA

OHIO


CONCEPT

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NEW JERSEY

MICHIGAN

TEXAS

GEORGIA

THE FLORIDA STYLE?


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F L O R ID A H O ME S


CONCEPT

Since its first housing boom and subsequently burst in 1925, Florida, has had little regard for its own landscape, in fact, one could argue there was contempt for its own natural beauty: too hot, too marshy, too many insects, too much rain, too humid, etc. As we have seen with the spread of Global Capital, local attributes are often perceived as ‘problems’ and experts are brought into to ‘develop’ these areas. The truth is, these ‘experts’ are simply transforming these cities to make them more livable, i.e. generic, for those who want to be in the latest ‘desired’ city, without actually being in said city. Thus the very things that makes these cities interesting and desirable, is erased simply to appease its Foreign Invaders, i.e. Market Economy. In this case Florida, its lush, tropical, dense, saturated and intense landscape has been erased with joy! Perhaps fFlorida, could be seen as now the first attempts at globalization, in that, a systematic elimination of local cultures and native landscapes in an effort to attract Foreign Investment.

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F L O R ID A’ S LA N D S C A P E


CONCEPT

The intent of Casa Cubo de Corte (CCdC) is to respect the lush vegetation and exist in a way in which, reaffirms the landscape, yet mark its own presence as an intruder in an environment in which it can only function as observer. The development of Florida in the 20th Century is a clear illustration of man’s desire to control and manipulate ‘nature’ for our benefit. We now know, empirically, this method is wrong. The 21st Century has ushered in a more sustainable and organic approaches to development, however, advances in science and the digital are attempting something far more perverse then controlling nature - they want to mimic it. Therefore, we shall draw a clear distinction between nature and man.

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The Bauhaus artist Joseph Albers, is said to have used the square for his color studies for one simple reason: the square is the obvious presence of Man, i.e. humanity. Thus, we have chosen the cube as the ideal geometry to satisfy the two fundamental demands of the project: respect and preserve the endangered Floridian landscape; provide a home whose exterior representation is anonymous, distant and detached, yet the austerity of the exterior is corrupted by an internal domestic complexity which celebrates a life dedicated to joy, passion & family.


P R O CE S S


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R E G I ON

Gulf of Mexico

Casa Cubo de Corte, which will find its home along Lake Tarpon, in Tarpon Springs, Florida. CCdC will exists in an environment which has managed to remain intact from the multiple housing booms and bust, which have become as much a part of Florida’s culture, as its beaches, Disney World and High school football. CCdC’s site is one of the few parcels on the Gulf in which one can still experience Florida’s indigenous vegetation, flora and wildlife.


PROCESS

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CCdC

Lake Tarpon


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SI T E

CCdC


PROCESS

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24m

48m

Midway Lane

N. Disston Ave

Live Oak Street

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L A K E TA R P O N


PROCESS

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PR O G R A M

balcony driving range terrace toilet pool library garage vestibule study gym yoga cinema wine tasting data stoage lounge

C OR E

wine cellar toilet bar b q storage wardrobe toilet living

LIVING

dining kitchen lounge wardrobe toilet play terrace

PERFORMANCE

lounge bedroom 1 balcony toilet balcony closet bedroom 2 toilet balcony closet vestibule study media room helipad master pool dock


PROCESS

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C OR E WIC hall bath WIC WIC bath bath hall kitchen hall wardrobe wc hall storage wardrobe wc data storage hall wine cellar 2 1 0 -1 -2

2 1 0

L IVIN G library media room Masterbedroom terrace lounge terrace play room vestibule bedroom 1 bedroom2 living dining vestibule

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PER FOR MAN C E pool helicopter landing driving range deck bar-b-q pit patio yoga gym meditation cinema wine tasting


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S I T E S T R AT E G Y

R e q u i r e d Ma ssi ng i n S i te

Vo l u m e L o w ered p e r exi sti n g

Vo l u m e c u t at F l o o d L e ve l

Insertion


PROCESS

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M AS S IN G S T R AT E GY

plac e

lower

s plit


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F O R M S T U D IE S


PROCESS

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THE CUBE


PROCESS

In an effort to satisfy conflicting desires: anonymous vs. domestic; engaged vs. foreign; respectful vs. iconic, we have studied countless interpretations of the cube, in effort to achieve the multitude of desires with one shape. The 14m cube has achieved this ambition.

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C A S A CUBO de CORTE


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EX T ER IOR


C A S A C U BO de C O RT E

The activities of the CCdC, circulation, functions, services, events, and density are hidden within a form that at once appears to be known, but is not. CCdC’s urban strategy consists of a concreted encrusted cube that sits as a foreign yet respectful visitor in an environment, with the sole ambition to simply provide a viewing platform amid the sublime chaos of a raw environment.

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SI T E P LA N

The entrance into CCdC is uncomfortably torn from the lush tropical plane, to create an intimate threshold between the known and unknown: a gateway into an autonomous architectural heterotopia in constant levitation. We have carefully studied, the existing contorts of the site, so the building can ‘drop’ into a position, which understands the demands of coastal living, like hurricanes and flooding. CCdC will be the ultimate object of man’s desire to control yet preserve. It is perhaps a new paradigm for our epoch of the anthropocene?


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ROOF PLAN


C A S A C U BO de C O RT E

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P R O G R A M D IS T R IB U T ION

Level 2 +10.5m study lounge library master balcony balcony WIC hall bath Level 1 +7m

Ground +3.5

Patio +0m

stairs fun view lounge bedroom balcony bedroom balcony entrance WIC WIC bath bath hall

09 15 18 15 21 09 21 09 08 06 06 06 06 15 164

living dining kitchen hall wardrobe wc

32 32 13 15 06 06 104

hall storage wardrobe wc

15 13 06 06 40

Basement -3.5m gym yoga cinema wine tasting data storage hall wine cellar

TOTAL

15 18 15 50 09 09 12 15 12 155

34 34 32 32 16 15 10 173

636m2


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Level 2 +10.5m

Roof +14m

Ground +3.5m

Level 1 +7m

Basement -3.5m

wc

wic

6 m2

6 m2

Patio 0m

hall 15 m2

storage 13 m2


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SE C T ION / E LE VAT ION

0

2

5


C A S A C U BO de C O RT E

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0

2

5


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T H E C OR E


C A S A C U BO de C O RT E

At the south edge of the building is the functional core of the building. The core wall has been designed to function both structurally and mechanically as an independent body, thus liberating the domestic space from any technical or structural demands and allowing the interior to be an intense and chaotic demonstration of the domestic.

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R I VE R V IE W


C A S A C U BO de C O RT E

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I N T E R IOR


C A S A C U BO de C O RT E

Embracing Nietzsche’s Apollonian and Dionysian dialectic, were the stoic and rigid exterior adheres to the Apollonian archetype, demands a critical and rational distance from emotion. The Dionysian Archetype - devoted to ecstasy, chaos and lust - embraces the large open plan which is strategically punctured to provide a cohesive volume, yet at the same time an ability to accommodate series of smaller conditions that allow for individual discovery and focus regardlessly of others.

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PL AN S

A

B

C

D

E

1

A

B

gym

C

D

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yoga 34 m2

34 m2

2 1 3

yoga

gym

34 m2

34 m2

2 4

cinema

wine tasting

32 m2

32 m2

3 5

data storage

wine cellar

hall

12 m2

10 m2

15 m2

4 cinema

wine tasting

32 m2

32 m2

6 5

data storage

hall

12 m2

wine cellar 10 m2

15 m2

6

0

Basement 173m2 -3.5m

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2

0

1

5

2

5


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A

A

B

C

D

B

E

gym 34 m2

1

2

cinema

3

32 m2

data storage 12 m2

4

5

wc

wic

6 m2

6 m2

hall

storage 13 m2

15 m2

6

0

0

1

2

1

2

5

Patio 40m2 +0m

5


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PL AN S

A

B

C

D

E

1

A

B

gym

C

D

E

yoga 34 m2

34 m2

2 1 3

2 4 cinema

wine tasting

32 m2

32 m2

3 5

data storage

wine cellar

hall

12 m2

10 m2

15 m2

living

dining

32 m2

32 m2

4 6 5

wc

wic

6 m2

6 m2

hall 15 m2

kitchen 13 m2

6

0

Ground 104m2 +3.5m

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2

0

1

5

2

5


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A

A

B

C

D

B

E

gym 34 m2

1

view

fun

18 m2

15m2

lounge 15 m2

2

balcony

stairs

balcony

9 m2

9 m2

9 m2

cinema

3

32 m2

data storage 12 m2

bedroom

bedroom

21 m2

21 m2

4

bedroom 21 m2

5 wic

hall

6 m2

15 m2

bath 6 m2

wic 6 m2

bath 6 m2

6

0

0

1

2

1

2

5

Level 1 164m2 +7m

5


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PL AN S

A

B

C

D

E

1

A

B

gym

C

D

E

yoga 34 m2

34 m2

2 1 3

lounge

study 15m2

18m2

balcony cinema 9 m2

stairs

library 15 m2

2

9 m2

balcony 9 m2 wine tasting

32 m2

4 3

32 m2

5 data storage

wine cellar

hall

12 m2

10 m2

15 m2

4 master

6

50 m2

5

hall

wic

15 m2

12 m2

bath 12 m2

6

0

Level 2 155m2 +10.5m

1

2

0

1

5

2

5


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cube

interior

levels

stairs

core

split levels

base

CCdC


CCdC turns the necessity of a narrative into the choice for one: allowing the family to be productively lost within the cube, we break apart the seemingly coherent dogma of what is a home and how one must live in a home. Rejecting domesticity from a prescribed ideology or value, the volume is composed to allow for a multitude of complexities, desires, interests, and needs.


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