INFINITUM HOUSE, ARCHI-SCULTURE
Our small but trendy “atelier” has changed five years ago from producing strictly commercial architecture into producing only bespoke design and sculptural objects that may or may not have a function.
In this particular case a sculpture called “Infinitum House” that is defined by three very important elements:
1. The Glass. The glazing of this house is handcrafted by one of the leading NZ glass artists such as Linda Satchwell and/or Greg Swinburne. The colour and substance of the glass will be determined by the function behind it.
2. The Infinitum Structure. O continuous Möbius strip made of pre-stressed precast concrete and weathered bronze panels (with afferent isolation where need to be). An almost self-supporting structure.
3. The Water. Many architects attach the swimming pool to a house/building almost like appendices or afterthought. We prefer to integrate the swimming pool with the landscape, the sculpture-house and above all the surroundings.
With the invention of production lines and our appetite for consumption of cheap meaningless objects (see the auto industry), architecture has been the victim of commercialization, and our intention is to bring back a glimpse of “artistic renaissance” in our lives. We may succeed, or we may not, but not trying would be criminal.