Armin Pedevilla-House At Mill Creek Single Family Home

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Interview with Armin Pedevilla : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Armin Pedevilla : The main principle was to fit a design in an almost urban environment. We gathered all possibilities that the small site gave us and applied it to the planning process. MAin tast was surely to create a monolithic design. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Armin Pedevilla : With our design we alsways strive for a masterpiece in craftsmanship. In this case the structural element was made with brickwork. After that the main focus was on getting the volumteric appearence by applying the same regional raw metrials. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Armin Pedevilla : Media & Publications. We also like to publish it on our homepage. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Armin Pedevilla : Mainly the design process takes two years. After that the construction process takes another two years. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Armin Pedevilla : We considered the existind environment of the site. The monolithic concept followed the materiality perception. The design was commissioned by a private client. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Armin Pedevilla : The design is singular. We will not re-do it. Every client receives his own design. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Armin Pedevilla : Our way of working. Our way of doing design. Developing our own style of architecture. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Armin Pedevilla : We developed the design on our own as PEdevilla Architects. This time we did not corporate with other designers. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Armin Pedevilla : Target customer was a private client, who wised for a small but precious residence. The setting is a remote village in a valley of South Tyrol. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Armin Pedevilla : Basically the half-level-wise floor layout, the extreme reduction of the materiality and the fitting into legal parameters. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Armin Pedevilla : Because of the situation of the building. The passing stream is called mill creek. So we decided to name the project regarding that. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Armin Pedevilla : Pc & model. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Armin Pedevilla : Tradition, Regionality, Modern Interpretation, Material Reduction. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Armin Pedevilla : We mostly corporated with the craftsmen. But as on every other construction site with specialised planners. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Armin Pedevilla : We do a lot of rendering, 3d visualisation and modelling before the final design. So technology is indisplaceable. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Armin Pedevilla : We did a lot of regional research. The building is developed from the inside out, which means that every window is framing a special spot in the landscape. Thats surely unique. The design could be transferred into a more urban area, but the facade would be quite different. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Armin Pedevilla : Biggest challence was the creating of the volumetric appearance. Therefore almost every material consists of the same raw material. Interior and Exterior plaster, exposed concrete and also the roof tile were made from chalk, concrete and aggregates of white dolomite sand. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Armin Pedevilla : Because it is a unique design, which did win a lot of awards in the past year. It is welcomed by the media and a very good publicity item. It is after all an italian design. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Armin Pedevilla : We improved a lot in terms of materiality and construction knowledge. As well as corporating with craftsmen. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Armin Pedevilla : None at the moment. .

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