Sited far away from the city's heavy traffic, the Long house is designed to maximize sufficient amount of natural light and open air to enter the building. The building consists of three massing stacked up together and created H-shape form from top view. The massing on the upper floor are placed perpendicular to the massing on the ground floor in order to avoid direct sunlight. The building is called long house because of its long and horizontal massing shape. Concrete, wood, and greenery are elements that tie together the nature and man environment.
Music House carries the idea of continuity and harmony of strains of musical tones as its design concept. The final shape is a result of transformation of one basic form into a seamless form that promotes continuity and connectivity from first floor to second floor. The building mass at the back is created higher than the front to recite the flow of music tones, similar to how the music goes from low tone to high tone. The facade consists of 2 types of element, solid and semi-transparent, just like how music has vocal weight.
The project is to design a villa at the mountain side, surrounded by deep valleys and forest conservatory in Bandung. The building mass comes from the idea of stacking boxes which are rotated 270 degree to allow users to have different experience in different room and have almost 270 degree view to surrounding valleys. The building is oriented to take the full advantage of the sun position and perpendicular to the wind direction to maximize the wind to enter the building while the extensive use of glass openings allow natural cross ventilation and maximize natural light to enter the building.
The residence is part of a large rectangular brick prism resting on concrete slabs that organize the spaces. From this prism are subtracted volumes where the openings and the balconies of the second floor occur. The closure of the house downstairs takes place through glass plans, maintaining transparency and the interior / exterior relation, resulting in a fluid, warm and dynamic interior space, flooded with natural light.
Architectural design is a game between sense and sensibility. In this project, manmade architecture is modest but not self deprecating, secret but not absent, which itself makes up indispensable memory of the site. Site recognition and memory of history is what gad want to emphasize in this project. Respect to both the natural continuity of mountains and the manmade tiny adjustment for years is emphasized on the design. Music Department buildings in Zhejiang Conservatory of Music is an example illustrating the attitude towards site respecting.