Housing development #2

Client: Withheld upon owner's request

Program: 6 bedroom villa

Size: 480 sqm

Budget: Withheld upon owner's request

Completion Date: June 1st 2008 (proposal)

Built: Unbuilt

Material: Concrete, bent Steel, insulated translucent ceramic panels, photovoltaic, triple insulated glass

Architect: Herwig Baumgartner, Scott Uriu

Team: Anthony Ip, Justin Oh, Daniel Saltee, Yahua Wang

Housing development #2
Our proposal for the large Golf Villa of the Development is to create a distinct identity for this villa that sets itself apart from its neighboring buildings. The design maximizes the stunning views towards the surrounding golf course, and the near by mountain summit from all rooms in the house. At the same time it carefully addresses the issue of privacy in its layout by creating a clear separation between the formal and informal parts of the house, a separate staff entrance and carefully located design elements that provide visual protection from the neighboring buildings and outside spectators.

The building assembly consists of four main elements: The concrete superstructure, a bent steel frame that supports the highly insulated, translucent ceramic panels as well as the glass curtain wall.

A sustainability concept will be developed that includes the utilization of transparent photovoltaic cells integrated in the roof glazing, a radiant cooling and heating system, the use of solar thermal collectors for domestic water heating as well as an elaborate building management system that optimizes the energy consumption for the villa.