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BEGONIA CRESCENT HOUSE

2019

The house is sited on higher ground overlooking the neighbourhood with stoic calmness. The facade consists of storey high metal screens that are operated mechanically, opening and closing in a rhythmic movement that animates the street occasionally.  The huge programmatic requirements are packed into a box that is lifted off the ground, freeing it for a huge living hall that can accommodate the owner’s large family gatherings. The impressive volume overhangs and sheltered the outdoor landscape and a luxurious lap pool. The simple geometric form with strong linear lines contrast to the meticulous detailing of the screens and use of exotic natural stone claddings.

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