The House of Wind is a breeze-filled porous home with green landscape pockets and a central open courtyard where the family can enjoy and bond through dance, music-making and daily routines. Visual porosity and seamless flow of space encourage encounters and interactions. Natural gravels with granite stone pavers filled the internal courtyard, to form a landscape path around the signature tree and to connect to the bedroom area. The sloping oak veneer ceiling visually opens up the front glass façade to funnel in light and wind. A home that breathes…
1. What are the key elements of Spatial Design?
Key elements of good spatial design consist of ample natural lighting, materiality which engages our senses and a well-planned layout which meets the lifestyle requirements of the users.
Good design is one that effectively balances aesthetics and functionality.
2. What is your favourite Spatial Design trend right now?
Our favourite trend is “Timeless” – that withstands the test of time.
3. What was the most difficult moment when developing your idea?
The most difficult moment was when an intermediate terrace house’s typology was sandwiched between two structural solid party walls, limiting the amount of natural light and air passing through. Therefore, we proposed skylights and courtyards as part of the design.
4. What are some new things that you learned about yourself and the users as you were designing?
We learnt to derive more design inspiration from users’ daily routines and developed a deeper understanding of their enthusiasm for gardening, dance, food and music.
Therefore, key spaces in the house were designed as communal areas to facilitate natural interactions.
5. What are your future plans?
As a design practice, we aim to further explore ideas related to inclusive design; creating spaces that embody dignity and beauty while ensuring universal accessibility to everyone.
6. What was the inspiration behind your product/design/idea?
We were inspired by homeowners that embrace the ‘Hygge’ way of life; a well-balanced quality of life without excessiveness.
7. What is your design superpower?
We can readapt to various design challenges or parameters, as well as react creatively with innovative solutions and thoughtful spatial experiences.
7. What is the best part about your job?
The best part of our job is the opportunity to foster new friendships with various homeowners and clients, and being able to witness their joy and delight in response to our designs.