This tropical villa represented an opportunity under the form of a challenge. The site was a steep hill, therefore the approach was required to be different, and of course respectful to the place. The creation of decks at different levels opened a wide range of interesting interactions between spaces. Also, each deck could have its own use without interfering with the others. The level difference could guarantee some degree of autonomy for each one of the decks. This is a great advantage since different activities can take place at the same time without inconveniences. The slope also presented the chance to seize diverse views and create original landscapes, so the appreciation of each space could be unique.
The landscape design complement the architecture of terraced Hotel Villas to form a series of staggering pool areas. This terraced pool also act as common areas and boundary creating privacy within the complex. infinity edges, man made water falls, and floating pavilion comprises this central landscape.
Thus its all about complementing natural elements with man-made ones. Water was the perfect element to create limits for the private spaces and also to give every user a commonplace to appreciate the beauty of the place. Simple but significant elements such as infinity edges and man-made falls were essential to achieving this effect on the perception of the space
The project was to design an Art Village in a mountain reserve in China. The premise was to maintain the original landscape and contour of the site unchanged. It was decided to extend this premise to the original structure that was already in the place, in good enough conditions to be integrated into the design scheme.