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Tiburon House, San Francisco, 2005-2008
“The house of the four horizons”: this is how we may define this building, whose plan is the result of movements of contraction and expansion towards the four cardinal points, in search of a harmonious relationship between interior and exterior. The core of the house is an empty space, an inner court surrounded by a glazed gallery; the wings of the house spread out from this point, four rectangular pavilion whose autonomy is accentuated by the single-slope copper roofs. One pavilion houses guest rooms, another bathrooms and garage, while the other two contain master bedrooms and living area. The latter features a wall of sliding glass doors, which open to a wooden platform that gradually descends to the beach. The building is completely autonomous from an energetic point of view. As an alternative to air conditioning, natural ventilation is guaranteed by the large sliding doors and the internal court, designed as thermal compensation area.
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The activity of Studio Ponsi, established in Florence in 2008 by Andrea and Luca Ponsi, aims to link the various design scales in a relationship of mutual correspondences: urban design, architecture, interiors, furniture, and objects. Interested in exploring the analogic relationships between form and sensations, nature and artifice, past and present, the projects are developed following a line of thought at the same time rigorous, fluid and open, that metaphorically is reflected in the dominant linearity of the compositions. Just as any action on an architectural and town planning scale links the uniqueness of the project with the climate and the geographic and cultural conditions of every place, so the design of furniture and objects is the result of the integration of research and invention with the ever valid principles of proportion, balance, and harmony.