venice architecture biennale 08: next gene 20 kris yao
venice architecture biennale 08: next gene 20   kris yao venice architecture biennale 08: next gene 20   kris yao
oct 08, 2008

venice architecture biennale 08: next gene 20 kris yao

‘cocoon’ rendering

taiwanese architect kris yao designed ‘cocoon’ a house based on the protective covering of the same name. it consists of two main spaces a shell and a core. a series of arched steel beams construct the contour of the shell. between the beams are bamboo and steel tubes laid out in a random fashion. on the inside of the shell a layer of moveable fabric stretches to provide shading. the core is divided into three separate levels which consists of a master bedroom with two terraces, living room, a study, a game room, gym and a kitchen. between the core and the dining room is a swimming pool and jacuzzi. the terraces of the master bedroom connect the inside to the outside.

‘cocoon’ consists of a lily shaped pool

the series of ‘cocoon’ houses

model of the cocoon structure model of ‘cocoon’ image © designboom image © designboom

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