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Terrace Housing Typology

Study 01: Maximum light.

How many ways can you build a house on the same plot of land? The housing typology study explores that question, testing 2 and 3 storey variations on different thematic and elemental focal points. For better comparison and execution, the same plot dimensions are used across all studies. In this first instalment of the Housing Typology Study, we explore ways of organising the volumes to bring in as much natural daylight as possible into the spaces.
2 STOREY
2 STOREY
ARTICLE (004) / TERRACE HOUSING TYPOLOGY STUDY — LIGHT HOUSE
DIAGRAM
DIAGRAM
CROSS SECTION
CROSS SECTION
PLAN
PLAN
In the Light House scheme, high-level clerestory windows allow light into a double-volume living and entertainment space. On the mezzanine floor, a bright and airy outdoor deck serves as a lounge or a yoga terrace.
ARTICLE (004) / TERRACE HOUSING TYPOLOGY STUDY — COURTYARD HOUSE
DIAGRAM
DIAGRAM
CROSS SECTION
CROSS SECTION
PLAN
PLAN
A landscaped courtyard punctuates the topmost volume of the Courtyard House, so that the bedrooms can look into a private garden and air-well. The spaces can then extend into this garden, bringing in light and ventilation to the bathrooms and bedrooms.
ARTICLE (004) / TERRACE HOUSING TYPOLOGY STUDY —TOWER HOUSE
DIAGRAM
DIAGRAM
CROSS SECTION
CROSS SECTION
PLAN
PLAN
Rooms are stacked programmatically into 2 or 3 vertical columns that make up the Tower House. Linked by lightweight walkways and bridges, passageways are opened up between the volumes to channel air and light. This opens up the ground floor for a luxurious sense of space in the living areas.
ARTICLE (004) / TERRACE HOUSING TYPOLOGY STUDY — AIR HOUSE
DIAGRAM
DIAGRAM
CROSS SECTION
CROSS SECTION
PLAN
PLAN
Programs in the Air House hang in space, spanning between two party walls. A sense of weightlessness and airiness is prevalent, as the spaces between these volumes are illuminated by natural light.
*Note – This study is an extraction of our projects, and is part of a series of studies conducted with Gamuda Land.