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Hemeroscopium House

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Article by Alexandros Franzolini
Posted on April 28th, 2011
in Architecture & Ensamble Studio

Designed by Ensamble Studio, Hemeroscopium house is true example of architects having fun. This structure took a year to engineer but only 7 days to build! Made completely of prefabricated elements the construction process reminds us of a child stacking blocks in an effort to taunt gravity.

The order in which these structures are piled up generates a helix that sets out from a stable support, the mother beam, and develops upwards in a sequence of elements that become lighter as the structure grows, closing on a point that culminates the system of equilibrium. A perfect coordination of assembly with a finishing touch of what Ensamble Studio call the "G point", a twenty ton granite stone acting as a physical counterweight to the whole structure.

Although I have to admit I'm rarely taken in by construction, I wouldn't mind being around when they set this thing up.

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