a curved roof garden tops 'the breeze house' by UAD architects in cambodia

a curved roof garden tops 'the breeze house' by UAD architects in cambodia

in siem reap, cambodia, – home to the ancient angkor wat temple complex – UAD architects has completed a new residence that promotes the wellbeing of its users through the use of abundant greenery. called ‘the breeze house’, the design seeks to achieve the perfect balance between nature and contemporary architecture. 

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

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the program of the single-story residence is organized around the trees that were already on the site. the final floor plan is composed of a curved volume fused into a rectilinear form. to enter the house, a curved path leads residents inside where they arrive into the social heart of the house. here, an open living, kitchen and dining space opens out to the garden and a pergola-like structure covered in green vines.

 UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

 

 

as well as responding to the existing trees and the climate of siem reap, the breeze house is also tailored to the needs and daily routines of the client. for example, the owner asked for a spot where he could sit close to a water feature, which would also balance openness with privacy. in response, UAD architects created a special place for the client to sit and look out over a pond while also maintaining views throughout most of the house.

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

 

 

where the curved, social heart of the floor plan meets the rectilinear volume, a light well has been inserted. this central point serves to link the functions of the house while bringing in an abundance of natural light and creating a stack effect to allow air to move in and out of the building. 

 

 

 

gardens, plants and trees are integral to how this building is experienced. and the greenery doesn’t stop at ground floor level. it also continues to the roof. in line with the client’s hobbies, the architect has created an accessible roof garden on top of the curved volume and turned the long, rectangular roof into an urban agriculture rooftop. in this way, the architecture is really immersed in nature, giving the client the tranquil home they were looking for.

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

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UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

UAD architects tops 'the breeze house' in cambodia with a rooftop garden designboom

 

 

 

project info:

 

project name: the breeze house

location: siem reap, cambodia

architecture firm: UAD architects

gross built area: 3,336.81 ft2 (310 m2)

completion year: 2020

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