Brutalist architecture at its finest. Designed by
As opposed to the normative conditions that placing “man” or “machine” at the core of architecture, we placed a hole that permeates “nature” at the centre of architecture. A hole invites wind, rain, and direct sun light to the ground. It breathes together with its environment.
The project looked to address 3 client requirements: a single-story house with bright and open work out space, a concrete structure, and a good view. The site is located near the top of a hill overlooking the sea, resulting in a remarkable view. By separating the house from the sloping ground and allowing it to float, an intermediate space emerges.
The overall structure consists of a living area on the upper floor and an intermediate space on the lower floor, with a 3-metre square hole running through the centre of the two levels. The lower floor is supported by four columns and braces, which protrudes into upper level.