Villa Vista

Posted: March 4, 2011 by weldedgrass in Architecture, Design, Lifestyle, Travel
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shigeru ban: villa vista
Via designboom

Shigeru Ban is one of my favourite architects. A world renowned mega architect. He’s japanese influence and mastery of minimalism is superb.

He has just completed ‘villa vista’, located in weligama, sri lanka. The home is positioned on a hilltop, on the coast of sri lanka. With a 360• View of ocean, jungle and cliffside.

The horizontal planes with the vertical help frame the building. the lines intersecting verticals and horizontals, frame the sourrounding environment, just like a window or picture frame. The cantilevered planes direct the viewer towards a varied view.

Keeping with the local materials, such as teak, cement boards and coconut leaves, Ban uses these in a permiable way in his walls, slats and shutters. Natural light enters the home through the permeable skin and filters into an intricate pattern, keeping in the culture of the area where the climate is too humid and hot for solid walls.

Keeping with that theme Ban has softened the interior space by openning up the space, excluding the traditions of walls, door etc. By merging the inside and outside, private and public he has created a space where the occupant is placed back in their most natural form. Stairs and footbridges connect the various planes, this unites various programs without obscuring the clean lines of the home.

exterior facade

exterior facade

entrance

entrance

interior

interior

(left) dining room
(right) a corridor frames ocean views

(left) dining room
(right) a corridor frames ocean views

the terrace and pool overlook the ocean

the terrace and pool overlook the ocean

night shot

night shot

the grass is greener on the welded side

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Comments
  1. Jozua Judah says:

    Debs on the pool…..

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