Redesign of "Honeyhouse"
Feb - Apr 2018
With shades of light to sustain an intimate space in a splendid landscape.
The "Moor Honeyhouse" in Cashiers is a project by Marlon Blackwell Architects(1998). As part of the research project of looking into its technique to combine glass as part of its façade structure, I started to think of a design that might fully explore the beauty of integrating these two materials together to form a space.
After the re-studies of the landscape, the form of the house takes the form that adapts to the fluidity of this hilly area.
This change blurs the boundaries of the 4 façades from the original design, but another 4 undefined façades are shaped by the combination out of the different proportions of the two materials — steel and glass. One to close up the structure and the other to open it up to the landscape and its scarce passers-by from the side. Because of the differences of transparency, people that are in the space can move around to seek for the most private and comfortable corner.