▼住宅外观，exterior view of the house
Our primary design response for this project was to first recalibrate the entire project site into a large and singular terrace; one grand outdoor theatre for living which peels upwards at each title boundary to form a lush garden backdrop that would appear at every viewpoint from the living areas of the home. Within this garden platform, the house is defined by a pair of heavily textured concrete shrouds, each with its own proportion and personality, linked together by a walkway and courtyard garden.
▼住宅外观，基地边界处形成一个郁郁葱葱的花园空间，使得住宅被绿意包围，exterior view of the house, one grand outdoor theatre for living peels upwards at each title boundary to form a lush garden backdrop for the house
▼住宅外观局部，住宅由两个体量组成，均采用表面纹理粗糙的混凝土外壳，partial exterior view of the house defined by a pair of heavily textured concrete shrouds
▼住宅外观局部，混凝土外壳下部为拱形，演变为一个支撑结构，partial exterior view of the house, the arched concrete shrouds evolved as a method of structure
▼住宅外观局部，玻璃立面从混凝土外壳处向内退，在住宅北侧创造出一个由屋檐覆盖的缝隙空间，partial exterior view of the house, glazing is offset from the outer concrete shells to provide a passive eave to the northern façade
▼住宅外观局部，底部形成弧形结构，配合玻璃立面，使得室内外空间有了联系，partial exterior view of the house, arched form of the concrete shroud, together with glazed facade, connect interior and exterior space
▼混凝土支撑结构细节，details of the concrete shroud as the supporting structure
The arched concrete shrouds evolved as a method of structurally supporting the house with its own skin; designed to be understood as protective cloak rather than as signifiers of support. These shrouds provide the framework for how the spaces within the home relate to each other and to the external environment.
The project uses passive solar-design principles throughout. Glazing is offset from the outer concrete shells to provide a passive eave to the northern façade. This allows winter sun to flood into each living space, whilst shielding the strong summer heat load. The house benefits from significant thermal mass in the concrete walls and the hydronically heated concrete floors which in winter also retain the warmth of the direct penetrating sunlight. High levels of cross ventilation help to keep the house naturally cool in the summer months. The elevated rooftop contains a solar pool heating system as well as a significant solar PV array.
▼住宅外观局部，混凝土外壳在住宅的室内外空间之间构建出一种联系，partial exterior view of the house, the shroud provides the framework for how the spaces within the home relate to the external environment
The ground floor living and lounge spaces in each pavilion are distinct from one another, yet they connect across the central north facing garden and courtyard. At ground floor within the living, cooking and dining spaces the concrete shells provide clear connectivity with the entire landscape and a sense of unexpected lightness, while carefully concealing the neighbouring context.
▼住宅西侧体量的起居室空间，透过玻璃立面和混凝土外壳上的拱形空隙可以欣赏室外的景色，the living room of the west volume, viewing the surrounding environment from the glazed facade and arched void space of the concrete shroud
▼住宅西侧体量的餐厅空间，透过玻璃立面可以看到外部环境、室外走道上的休息空间和东侧的体量，the dining space of the west volume, viewing the surroundings, the walkway and east volume through the glazed facade
▼住宅西侧体量的厨房空间，采用木材和大理石台面，the kitchen of the west volume with wood and marble counters
▼住宅西侧体量的壁炉空间，the fireplace of the west volume
The rough sawn formwork boards were stripped from the outer concrete walls, cleaned and re-used as the fencing material of the house, so that the entire perimeter of the site is composed of the same textural language and character of the concrete pavilions.
▼住宅东侧体量的起居室空间，透过玻璃立面可以看到基地东侧的泳池和边界上的粗糙锯切模板，the living room of the east volume, viewing the pool and the rough sawn formwork boards on the east of the site
▼住宅东侧的泳池空间，the pool on the east of the site
In contrast, the more private first floor sleeping spaces exist as their own elevated islands, the aspect of each being consciously framed around the three grand tree canopies of the site. From the first floor the context appears denied, however these more private bathing and sleeping spaces are pulled away from the ends of the solid skin which allows each elevated pavilion to look out through full height glazing onto their own private courtyards full of plants, sky and tree canopy.
▼住宅二层的卧室空间，采用木材和混凝土，the sleeping space on the first floor with wood and concrete
▼住宅二层的卧室空间，室内空间外墙和混凝土外壳之间形成一个私人院落，the sleeping space on the first floor, exterior walls of the sleeping space are pulled away from the ends of the solid skin to form a private courtyard
▼透过落地窗看充满绿意的私人庭院，viewing the green courtyard through the full height glazing
▼二层卧室空间细节（左），二层浴室空间（右），details of the sleeping space on the first floor (left), the bathing space on the first floor (right)
▼住宅二层的浴室空间，可以连接到私人室外花园，the bathing space on the first floor that can lead to the private courtyard
▼二层浴室空间细节，details of the bathing space on the first floor
A defining element of this project is the balance of seemingly contradictory states that coexist within this home. It is at once civic and domestic, deeply enclosed while being intensely open, highly exposed while being effortlessly private, it is heavy yet also surprisingly light. In defiance of its strong formal language, the spatial relationships and experiences of the home arise from a sensitivity to site and the human condition.
▼室内的混凝土楼梯细节，details of the interior concrete stairs
▼楼梯扶手细节（左），室内木门细节（右），details of the stairs handrail (left), details of the interior wood door (right)
▼住宅庭院细节，details of the courtyard of the house
▼二层平面图，first floor plan
▼东立面图（左），西立面图（右），east elevation (left), right elevation (right)