Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Project & The Idea
Functionally, the project is a low-rise multi-unit residence that accommodates 3 nuclear families. Each family unit divided by horizontal floor plates is connected by a vertical circulation core - the staircase & foyer. This ensures the residents relish the privacy of their living units by not sacrificing the advantages of social living and interactions.
The core of the elevation
This utilitarian and social value of this core is heightened through the exterior aesthetical treatment of the space. Interestingly, it stands apart and together with the building at the same time. In the elevation, it renders a fine texture formed by the delicately detailed perforated metallic sheets, as opposed to the solid mass & colours of the whole building. This textural treatment impacts the interior space as it does the exterior elevation. Dawn to dusk, the core is rendered with beautiful dynamic natural light and its shade. Abundant space catering to many abundant experiences and memories of the family!
Street & the Elevation
Project being located in a small town and abutting a street, the designers were also sensitive to the impact the elevation could have on the streets and passer-by. Hence the ground level is kept porous yet secure & well defined yet subtle. A small trough with lush green plants and flowers along the edge also helps soften down the edges for the passer-by.