The concept for this project is to strengthen the dialogue between inside and outside, to weave the structure and landscape, to experience a sumptuous character of pleasant, simple, high ceiling interior spaces washed in natural light.
The brief is to create a “work environment” of a special kind that able to turn to be the owner private residence when the owner retired, without major renovation.
The project evokes a sense of transparency and purity while also not only providing protection from sun and rain but also allows for natural light, view and ventilation.
The project is divided in 2 buildings, the front one holds the reception area (living area when used as the owner’s private residence). Between this one and the second building which holds working area (2 master bedrooms when used as the owner’s private residence), the koi pond with big trees which allows view for both buildings. At the rear of the project located a very private swimming pool.
The existing trees not only preserved but also be the starting point of the project.
Apart from the orientation, cross ventilation, water feature like koi pond and swimming pool act as natural cooling system for the project.
The “servant” spaces are organized in the austere masses and located in the east and the west to reduce heat gain to the buildings.
The project uses low flow fixtures together with water saving sanitary wares in order to save water, while grey water and rain water harvesting system is used to water the garden.
On the roof, photovoltaic panels are installed to generate electricity.