House O

‘The doughnut-like form was inspired by a cross section of a treetrunk and translates the daily routine of the artist into a functional program of the house.’



The project describes a small garden-house for a famous chinese wood-artist in Beijing. Located within its center is a courtyard space that links the levels of the house with an oculus shines down upon a spiraling staircase.



Around this focal point, in order to keep the form within a minimized footprint, the decision to manipulate the verticality of the structure allowed us to decipher where public and private programs should be located in relation to the amount of sunlight they should receive.