We’ve created 5 guest spaces, effectively refuges, along a 220 m sea front. We drew the sea into the site by creating double-height concrete shells giving the effect of a sailing regatta.
Delivering a fresh urban identity. On an area of 550,000 sqm, with mixed-uses including hotel, offices and leisure, we’re blending innovation with alternative architecture in a spirit of openness and engagement.
Challenging the relationship of architecture within its environment, at surface level our work offers little impression of itself, yet below encompasses three strata of expansive livable concrete space.
Located on a cliff edge and faced in locally hewn stone, SC Villa delivers a sense of direct emergence from the mountain. We enhanced this feeling by erasing all visual connection with the ground.
Representing a bold design with idiosyncratic Brutalist expression, integrating the city into the project while extending public space vertically, and rationally arranging services in the lower levels.
The topographical disposition of this site led to a somewhat counterintuitive approach: to view the site as one would a highly structured piece of architecture.
The twin strategy of extending this house into the landscape outside and integrating the landscape with the interior creates a sensation of contradiction that lies somewhere between liberty and confinement.