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Zaha Hadid’s Peaceful Nassim Villas for Singapore
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On September 22, 2010 @ 7:04 pm In Architecture | No Comments
World renowned firm Zaha Hadid Architects' signature sensuous style is written all over one of its latest projects, a pair of luxurious garden-filled homes called Nassim Villas. Currently under construction on a lot that diagonally faces the Singapore Botanical Gardens, the modern structures are tied seamlessly into the hilly landscape thanks to a series of terraces and ramps. An innovative cantilever adds to the drama of the design by extending the topography into the sky, while also reducing sun exposure at the western façade and doubling as a rooftop terrace.
While curvy and glossy in design, the low-lying villas  seem to blend effortlessly into the greenery that surrounds them. Tall tropical hardwood trees flank the estate, allowing it to melt into the plot of land even more. The meandering paths and ramps that connect the spaces dip down to a garage  at the lowest level and then up to a peaceful pool and finally to the homes themselves.
The interiors  have the same fluid lines that the exteriors do, and have sloped floor to ceiling windows for daylight. Just like the curvy levels outside, some rooms within the home dip down to create nooks for other rooms. Fiber-reinforced plastic and Corian  are some of the materials being considered for the interior elements and glazing.
Via evolo 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/nassim-villas-6.jpg
 villas: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=villas
 garage: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/16/green-overdrive-video-showcases-jay-lenos-green-garage/
 interiors: http://inhabitat.com/interiors/
 Corian: http://www2.dupont.com/Corian_Global_Landing/en_US/index.html
 + Zaha Hadid Architects: http://www.zaha-hadid.com/
 evolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/nassim-villas-in-singapore-zaha-hadid/
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