SOOK Architects was tasked with the job of creating a sustainable holiday home for an extended family that could one day be converted into a permanent residence. The answer was this breezy, meditative home, which features wastewater treatment, a self-sufficient water system and wide open living spaces. To take advantage of the existing landscape, the home was built around a tree, situated at the center of the home to highlight its natural beauty.
The owner of the home wanted to create a space where she and her extended family and friends could spend the weekend, or could host meditation groups. But not only did it need to serve that function, it also needed to have capacity as a permanent residence in the future should a train route be constructed in the nearby town.
The home, mindful of the existing landscape, was constructed to go above and beyond local requirements, with an increased set-back and lots of open space. It also features a water treatment system that handles wastewater and creates a self-sufficient water supply, meeting all of the owner’s space requirements, with common areas for groups and private areas that can accommodate individuals.
The roof line mimics the look of the mountains so as not to intrude on the view, while the house itself was built around a native tree, acing as a natural focal point in the atrium.
Via Arch Daily