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​Redesign of "Honeyhouse"

Feb - Apr 2018

With shades of light to sustain an intimate space in a splendid landscape.

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        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. 

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Four shades of the façade
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