To relate elements that speak to our senses, a carved stone, a water surface and a deck structure are introduced. These components are arranged to create a series of sensory experiences that can be appreciated from both the unit and the terrace.
On arrival, the carved stone that appears at the vanishing point sits in the open and also functions as a tea table looking to the sea and sky. A bare concrete wall stretches horizontally from the stone to the water to form an extended view that can be appreciated from the timber deck. The silhouette of the surrounding greeneries is reflected on the water surface, which also emits the sound of flowing water. At the connection between the unit and the terrace, the covered deck is positioned to provide a semi-open place that connects with nature, where one can meditate and a group can gather.
Village House at Clear Water Bay Garden, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Architects: Plot Architecture Office
Area: 176 sqm