suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
vPPR [tatiana VON PREUSSEN, catherine PEASE, jessica REYNOLDS]: vPPR’s proposed house for crucis cube, on a large cotswolds estate with its own stone quarry, is conceived as a cube of stone cut roughly from the ground, with facets chiselled out of it. subtractive tooling is treated to both exterior and interior as a series of complex vaults and other elements. the cube is played out at multiple scales – in the site plan, house, rooms and stone blocks, quarried from the site itself.
by rigorously implementing the logic of the cube at each scale, the building takes on a firm and dramatic presence in the landscape. the clarity of the cube concept enables variation and flexibility within the system. using a 5.5m cube as a primary building unit, we have defined six types of rooms derived from the programmatic requirements of the brief. together these identically dimensioned volumes form the components of the house.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
vPPR: palladio, loos, schinkel, corb, michael heizer, czech medieval vaulted
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
vPPR: karel capek, lansing dreiden, cyprien gaillard
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
vPPR: emilio ambasz, james stirling, imre makovecz, joze plecnik, josef chochol, mada s.p.a.m.