Flower Home / NO ARCHITECTURE
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The undertaking reinterprets and expands on the glass home typology by way of its dynamic relationship to the native panorama and a plan configuration that organizes the six interlocking pavilions into “petals” round a central open courtyard.
Partially excavated right into a hillside, the undertaking’s topography presents thermal insulation whereas modulating the inside areas alongside spectrums of open to closed, public to personal, above and under grade. Uphill to the west, clerestory home windows illuminate the bedrooms and baths; whereas downhill to the east, the extra public packages open to the encircling panorama by way of floor-to-ceiling home windows.
Equally, in plan, the six pavilions are oriented to optimize various solar exposures and ranges of privateness, whereas the cantilevered roof canopies present climate safety, passive shading for the inside, and a dramatic body that expands the transition from inside to exterior.
Structurally, every pavilion operates like a Miesian umbrella diagram—a cover open to all sides—with an uncovered concrete slab-on-grade under. All the construction is vertically supported by load-bearing window frames and stabilized laterally by T- and L-shaped cores that conceal shear partitions.
By consolidating the toilet, storage, and mechanicals inside these structural cores, the undertaking maximizes usable area and minimizes poche. The ensuing column-free interiors liberate inside motion and keep clear sightlines between the inner panorama of the courtyard and the outside panorama past. In striving to make clear and cut back the profile of architectural elements, we discover a stability for the construction’s spatial exuberance, whereas foregrounding the panorama and program.