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Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten 

Double-House, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011

A highly sophisticated and playful building, this semi-detached house plays on the looseness of its suburban context by making willful moves in volume and facade.  Robert Venturi’s ‘witty mannerism’ is a precedent for the game being played out on the elevation, compositional rules are set and broken;

"The main facades are based on a three-bay window configuration, while the windows of the lateral facades are ordered around a single central axis. This formed the fundamental framework, providing a general sense of order, to be manipulated and distorted by specific, local moves."

(Source: bdonline.co.uk)

Caruso St John Architects

House, Lincolnshire, England, 1994

 

(Source: carusostjohn.com)

Stephen Taylor Architects
Stapleton Hall Road Houses, London, England,  2014

Stephen Taylor Architects

Stapleton Hall Road Houses, London, England,  2014

(Source: themodernhouseblog.net)

Marie-Jose Van Hee Architecten

House for a psychiatrist in Opwijk, Belgium, 2011

A chimney and dormer window adorn this house giving it a familiar domestic appearance whilst in contrast the windows of the front facade lend it an unnerving appearance.

The ground floor window is flush with the facade whilst above the recessed terrace and protruding corner window each have a different relationship with the smooth surface of the facade and a tense asymmetrical relationship with one another.  

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Hermann Czech -

Apartment building Petrusgasse, Vienna, Austria, 1989

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Thomas Raynaud

25 apartaments, Paris, France, 2012

(Source: afasiaarq.blogspot.com, via cartografico)

Paolo Rizzo - Casa Genovese, Terzo di Aquileia, Italy, 2001.

Photos (C) Marco Introini, who has captured many other great examples of the current wave of contemporary Italian rationalism.

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Antonio Monestiroli

Montesiro houses, Milan, Italy, 1982

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Herzog & de Meuron

Casa de Piedra (Stone house), Tavole, Italy,  1985

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Kollhoff & Timmermann

Residential Building, Drontheimer Straße, Berlin,1996

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A serious ‘classical’ facade on the street and a playful ‘modern’ facade to the garden.

(Source: texnh)

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Hermann Czech

Blockbebauung Paltaufgasse, Vienna, Austria, 1997

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© Werk, Bauen + Wohnen 1998/3

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Miguel Garay and Jose-Ignacio Linazasoro 

Residential building, Mendigorria, Navarre, Spain, 1980

(Source: raco.cat)

Office Winhov 

Residential Tower De Loodsen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2006

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(Source: elarafritzenwalden, via cartografico)

Adelaide Regazzoni and Gianfranco Caniggia
Commercial and Residential building, Albiolo, Italy, 1962

Adelaide Regazzoni and Gianfranco Caniggia

Commercial and Residential building, Albiolo, Italy, 1962

(Source: architettiroma.it)

Antonio Vélez

Apartment building, Madrid, Spain, 1982

A somewhat strange apartment building for a housing collective of young professionals.  Each tenant decided the size and position of their windows individually and along with the two tones of brickwork this lends the facade a playful and arbitrary character. The building sits on ‘pilotis’ and the large television aerial is a nod to pop culture.

(Source: umemagazine.com)