Villa MKZ / Takeshi Hirobe Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The footprint of this trip dwelling dances across the advanced situations of the positioning. Though the positioning is splendidly located overlooking an ocean view to the southeast, there’s an elevation hole of about 1.4 meters within the heart, round an outcropping of bedrock, and an unbuildable space reducing into the property on the road facet. By necessity, the indifferent constructing housing a two-car storage, and the visitor room is located on the east facet, the place the elevation hole is smallest, however the consumer requested that the primary home weaves across the tough web site situations.
At our first consumer presentation, we proposed a plan comprised of interconnected triangles, however this design was not rigidly fastened; moderately, our strategy allowed for the kinds to be adjusted by “pinching” the roof peaks as we developed a extra detailed plan. And in reality, as we continued with the design course of, we progressively adjusted the peaks in response to consumer requests relating to the inside, so that every roof phase contained an area appropriately scaled for its use. Our Part Dance venture (2019) employed an analogous strategy, which we dubbed “modal planning”—a versatile technique that enables us to fluctuate the dimensions of areas in accordance with how they’re used, as an alternative of controlling the general type by a strong geometric precept.
The roof slabs, which amplify the triangular shapes of the footprint, are supported by polygonal columns that change in type all through the house, and, in locations, by bearing partitions. Inside air quantity necessities decided the rhythm of the slabs and the volumes of the areas they enclose. Rooms going through the ocean join to 1 one other, twisting to the east and west to create a sequence of areas.
By manipulating the complexity of interlinked free-form triangles, we freely various parameters comparable to the connection with the panorama, the scale of the rooms, and the quantity of the areas. The result’s a natural-feeling inside scale and a way of affinity between the buildings and the positioning.