penda crafts curved timber garden house for wood artist in beijing
 
penda crafts curved timber garden house for wood artist in beijing penda crafts curved timber garden house for wood artist in beijing
jul 14, 2014

penda crafts curved timber garden house for wood artist in beijing

penda crafts curved timber garden house for wood artist in beijing
all images courtesy of penda

 

 

 

‘house O’ is a small garden-residence by penda for a famous chinese wood-artist in beijing, china. taking note of the client’s daily activities and needs due to their profession, the project presents itself as a tree trunk with its curved perimeter being capped by a circular roof whose materials exposed several layers of rings that further the analogy. located within its center is a courtyard space that links the levels of the house with an oculus shines down upon a spiraling staircase.

penda house o wood artist beijing
profile of the arching circulation to the master bedroom

 

 

 

around this focal point, in order to keep the form within a minimized footprint, the decision to manipulate the verticality of the structure allowed the architects to decipher where public and private programs should be located in relation to the amount of sunlight they should receive. the transfer of fluorescence is achieved through a slight gestural lift towards the south, creating an undulating surface that is visible in elevation. the act simultaneously creates a wave of glazing for the submerged kitchen and hierarchically places the master bedroom at the top of the second floor. here, the client is able to relax as privacy is created through a rhythmic use of wooden louvers that obstruct views into his personal space.

penda house o wood artist beijing
the lift provides light for the kitchen

penda house o wood artist beijing
topview of house O

penda house o wood artist beijing
the interior offers a wide glass facade and skylights

penda house o wood artist beijing
a quick way to get to the basement is to take the slide starting in the bedroom


the layout of the rooms is based on a daily routine of the artist

penda house o wood artist beijing
transformational diagrams of the house

penda house o wood artist beijing
basement layout

penda house o wood artist beijing
first floor layout

penda house o wood artist beijing
glass facade

penda house o wood artist beijing
louvers and roof

 

 

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  • fantastic thought……………..i would love to congratulate the “brain” behind this concept.

    smriti says:

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