house of seven gardens

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“The project consists of a house with a large surface area, almost like a small village, that seeks to reduce its presence in the natural environment by moving away from the white vernacular architects. It is understood as a geological landscape surrounded by cork and holm oak…”

House of Seven gardens by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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Posicionar una casa en una pendiente tiene muchas formas de resolverse de gran forma, pero en este caso, se decide integrarla al terreno a modo de muros de contención que crean su propia geografía geométrica. Los cañones superpuestos no compiten con el terreno, sino que lo moldean de una forma sutil y abstracta a la vez. Las vistas surgen teledirigidas a sus objetivos, sumadas a algunas que se van desprendiendo, muy medidas, en el camino de estos tubos, mientras otras aparecen extensas como vacíos que van quedando entre estos volúmenes.

fran silvestre - house of seven gardens, cadiz, españa

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64 days in heaven and hell (64)
The public garden
Van Gogh only had to cross the street to become a plein air painter. 
He painted the public garden opposite the Yellow House at least seven times on identical sized canvases. Most of these oils were used to decorate the house. A couple got lost during the Second World War.

Vincent van Gogh, July to October 1888, oil on canvas:
- Entrance to the Public Garden. 72,5 x 91 cm. The Phillips Collection, Washington (F 566, JH 1585)
- Newly Mown Lawn wit a Weeping Tree. 60.5 x 73.5. Private collection (F 428, JH 1499)
- The Poet’s Garden I. 73 x 92 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago (F 468, JH 1578)
- The Poet’s Garden III. 73 x 92 cm. Private collection (F 479, JH 1601)
- A Lane in the Public Garden. 73 x 92 cm. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands (F 470, JH 1582)