The building consists of four interlocking levels. On the second and third floors, there are large terraces from which to contemplate the landscape. Shops and boutiques are located on the ground floors, while leisure businesses such as bars and restaurants are located on the upper floors.
Form follows function. The massing of the house is the result of adjusting the position and height of the new spaces. The principle is to provide the best views, adapt the uses and make the landscape part of the building.
The shape of the auditorium hall together with the circulation of the audience determine the symbolic form of the building. The external image reveals the use of the space and its public character, this being an intuitive building where form follows function.
The general layout of the resort is determined by the orography of the land. There is a primary road system that allows vehicle access, through which pedestrian access is then provided to the different groups of homes within the triangular gardens.
The conceptual design of this single-family house is based on the fragmentation of a simple volume to articulate the uses of the house in a modular way. The result is a pixelated volume that looks like a Tetris of superimposed pieces.
The diagram shows the different uses of the new building extension modules and the unifying treatment applied to the façade. The result is a more compact and symbolic volume with an improved institutional and intuitive access control.
The street furniture in the square consists of various cylindrical elements. Some of them, such as kiosks, tables and seats, can be hidden under the pavement by means of a hydraulic system, so that the square can be left free for other uses.
Despite the dynamic form of the building, the interior layout is highly functional. The complex is divided into two blocks, the one next to the party wall has commercial use while the corner block comprises the restaurant and hotel rooms around a central atrium.
The resort is located in an old rice plantation, crowned by a prominent hill to the east. The primary road system is determined by the terrain contours. The interstitial spaces are converted into a triangular mesh to arrange the buildings on top.
The general view of the masterplan shows the unique relationship between the architecture and the landscape. Like a mineral crystallization, the resort introduces a geometric rhythm, which, articulated by the pointed roofs, results in a varied and organic composition.
The structural system of the building is based on a reinforced concrete spine supporting the main cantilever. The rest of the building is made up of floors, beams and pillars that adapt to the changing shape of the scheme.
The spatial distribution of the house revolves around the landscape. The inner courtyard responds to the best sun exposure, while a large canopy extends above the double height of the living room to frame the view of the mountains to the north.