Botanica

From its position on top of a hill, this large bungalow has commanding views of the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Botanic Gardens. 

We made use of large cantilevers and horizontal planes to make the building float and give it lightness when viewed from the road.

Upon entry, the rear conceals a sunken courtyard and pool to allow light into the basement.  A human scale and comfort is achieved through the use of warm materials and allowance for cross ventilation.

Photovoltaic cells cover the attic roof.

 

Click on the Thumbnails for bigger image.