Twisted Detached House Responded Challenges on Hook Site with A Playful Massing Composition
Situated on a hook, this house has two facades with one additional facade facing the corner. In general, this house provides a variety of spatial experiences that are well interpreted both in the plans and in the built form.
The first-floor plan consists of a living room, a dining room, a bedroom and a compact inner court to maintain the natural light penetrating the house. Crossed above the first floor, the second-floor plan accommodates three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Those rooms have exclusive access to the small rooftop on the third floor.
The facade emphasizes the twisting second-floor that follows the corner axis, creating a detached box apart from the first floor. There is a black box massing on the second floor, crossing the site towards the corner. Each structural column holds the twisted massing on the second floor without interfering with the spatial quality of the first floor.
It becomes a significant corner statement of the house that created to be detached or separate from overall massing, but still one integrated composition.
Apart from the corner strategy, this house has a rich yet balanced combination of building materials and colours. By using terracotta rooster combined with textured white wall, some wood accent and black colour for the statement, this house presents a monumental dynamic masterpiece in the neighbourhood.