variations on a circle

November 1, 2011 — 1 Comment

What do you call the negative space between three circles?  That’s what this very interesting house represents. ai wei wei guest house, ancram, NYA collaborative effort by the Swiss firm HHF Architects and Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the house is located in Ancram, New York, about two hours north of Manhattan. The site plans show the house’s curving walls and its circular conceptual foundation.  A photo of the house, which was completed in 2011, gives a sense of its strikingly simple design.

The house — which is actually a guest house — was built three years after the property’s main house. As of 2013, the entire 37-acre property was on the market for a cool $4.25 million.

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One response to variations on a circle

  1. 

    Very interesting. Was looking at this house for sale just yesterday, which is based on some of these principles: http://www.nybolig.dk/maegler/pages/property-presentation/floorplan.action?caseno=24265&shopno=103458

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