Against a landscape of hills lies the beautiful Twine, a concept house under a twisting stream of concrete designed by Antony Gibbon Design. Together with the mountains, this impressive house, resembling a grey DNA chain, creates a series of organic forms.
We can take the name of this house quite literally as 'twine' means winding or twisting. It seems as if a large flat strip of concrete has been twisted and some of the 'arches' formed by this have been filled with windows from top to bottom. The undulating surfaces thus form two interior spaces, with a triangular entrance, in which we find, among other things, a sleeping area and a kitchen lounge. Between these inner spaces there is a sitting area sunk into the ground under the concrete roof outside. A very impressive and unique house that speaks volumes about the method and inspiration of Antony Gibbon Design. The studio always embraces the forms of nature as a source of inspiration and they are constantly pushing the boundaries of architectural design. Gibbon sees the environment as an important driving force behind his work. Each structure is individually created to respect the environment and sustainable materials are used where possible.
“This project needs to be situated in the rustic nature to give the balance to the strong form.”
Although the terms fluidity and softness don't normally come to mind when you think of concrete, that's exactly what Gibbon evokes with this design. "The movement in the shape is measured purely in its form and function, both aesthetically and practically," says Gibbon. The colour and wavy and curved shapes fit perfectly with the hills in the background. "This project must be situated in rustic nature in order to give balance to the strong form.” The building is in complete harmony with the environment and that is what the architect is striving for in his projects. "I want to create a connection between 'Nature' and 'Nurture' and seek a path to merge one into the other. To combine each unique structure and its individual habitat and to develop harmony so that they grow together." Antony Gibbon calls this concept he would like to see realised 'Twine: Series One'. We hope that this means that there will be more of these organic, winding visualizations in the future.
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