cluny house

Client: N/A
Completion Date: Jan 2012
Area: 2,888 sqm

The overlapping land/house concept plays on the conventional notions of “land” and “house” by treating each as a “layer” and overlapping them to create interesting domestic spaces for a house complex, designed for a mother and her two daughters. The landscaping penetrates beneath the ground surface and folds into the interior vertical spaces; likewise, the house spills into the garden and occupies part of the outdoor spaces to enable a closer connection with nature. The boundaries of inside/outside, exterior/interior, land/house, private/public are blurred to create a house that is a complex spatial experience, bringing into question conventional notions of habitation, climate, privacy, and family.