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.
Client: Witheld per owner request Program: 6 Bedroom Villa Size: 480 m2 Budget: Witheld per Owner Request Completion date: 2008-06-01 in progress Material: Concrete, bent Steel, insulated translucent ceramic panels, photovoltaic, triple insulated glass. Architect: B+U, LLP Team: Principals: Herwig Baumgartner, Scott Uriu Team: Anthony Ip, Justin Oh, Daniel Saltee, Yahua Wang Consultant: NA