Architecture & interior design – The Twine monumental design by Antony Gibbon brings concrete aesthetics to a new level. A twisting spans of concrete rhythmically peels up from the ground generate an interstitial series of arches housing a minimal glass interior spaces underneath.
The Twine explores Hempcrete as an alternative to concrete. Hempcrete is bio-composite material, a mixture of hemp hurds and lime which is used for construction and insulation. “The geometry mimics the language of a natural shell structure while simultaneously suggesting an almost organic softness and sense of fluid motion.” Explains Gibbon.
The innovative surface introduces a rhythmic series of unfolding frames which cinematically reveal and echo the profile of the distant hills. Toward the conditioned spaces, the implied boundary of each interior is formalized with a delicate, nearly imperceptible wall of glass which serves to preserve the distinctive rolling profile of the architecture.
The house is split into two sections separating the lounge and kitchen area from the bedrooms. An outside seating area bridges the two. The roof holds the solar Panels at each end of the structure. A spa and hot tub accessed by a twisted staircase leads up to the central roof area.
The Twine’s organic surfaces suggest a new topography. “The project intentionally exhibits a physical disconnect from the landscape and suggests an ‘aesthetic distancing’ of nature, in which the natural surroundings do not engage with the architecture but are left to be framed and admired.”
Antony Gibbon is a British designer embracing nature’s forms as a source of inspiration and pushing the boundaries of architectural design. “I aim to create the connection between Nature & Nurture, seeking a path to merge one into the other. To combine each unique, bespoke structure and its individual habitat and to develop harmony, so they grow together.”
All images: courtesy of Antony Gibbons.
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