The site is an old developed residential area on the outskirts of Nagakute, next to Nagoya. A slightly conservative impression of the client’s couple wanted a modern house with exposed concrete. That’s why I designed the interior using white oak to suit the couple. I dared to lengthen the distance from the entrance to the living room, and made a plan that strongly emphasized the story. The living room is wide open to the east and a white oak frame is set around it to design the scenery like a painting.
Set amidst Southern Kerala’s sumptuous green backdrop of rubber plantations, The Captain’s Residence, captures one’s attention right from the far access. The dwelling morally gels in its natural context with its exemplary features popping out to catch the eye’s gentle attention. We can say that the house stands as a unique representation of tropical adaptiveness wrapped in modernist contemporary design outlook.
While working on the project we aimed to design a footbridge interconnected with the natural riverside areas and the landscape of the place.
The bridge in the location becomes a plastic continuation of the dynamic descent from the high bank and expresses in its shape the silhouette of the West Sayan Mountains on the opposite side of the Yenisei River. The versatile image contains a certain high-tech and, at the same time, a pulsating sign of nature, perceived in unity with the environment. This form integrates the space of living energy, the bridge as it slides over the water surface, transferring you to a unique island landscape.
Set against one of the silent hilltops of Trivandrum, the site was located at the highest point in that particular part of the woods. The client was somebody who loved to travel and planned frequent escapades to distant lands, all over the country. The Himalayas had always caught his attention and intrigued him the most and he was lucky that his abode too would be just as reclusive, set into the lovely hilltop.
Eldridge London’s House in Coombe Park, Kingston, is located in a secluded enclave of inter-war suburban bungalows, and takes a markedly contrasting approach to the redevelopment of the site from the pastiche neoclassical neighbours being built nearby.
The client runs a business which creates temporary structures and spaces for sporting events, and has long had an interest in modernism and contemporary design. The opportunity to build his own house offered the potential to ally his enthusiasm for contemporary architecture with a structure of greater permanence and resonance.