This low-profile courtyard house is ideally suited for the tropical landscape. It features continuous glass along the courtyard side, which merges interior/exterior and creates a magical place for relaxation, respite and entertainment. The L-shaped form also allows one to experience the architecture from within; provides simplicity in terms of construction; and allows for increased cross ventilation.
A low-slung, L-shaped plan, the design is nestled within the landscape and speaks to the private nature of the community in which it belongs. However its location and placement of program address the urban realm, as the design gives most of the frontage to the street façade and appropriately hides parking in the rear.
The house joins the legacy of the glass pavilion with its linear geometries and direct and continuous relationship with the landscape.