High in the sky above Beijing this apartment is a contemporary courtyard house, designed to bring the calm of a Japanese garden to the lives of a busy family.
Practical, unpretentious and designed for high density, these contemporary compound houses forge private, peaceful, inner-city fortresses for the families that reside in them.
Harnessing the power of place is to architecture what self-actualisation is to us people. Let’s take a moment to admire these exemplars of self-actualised architecture, uncovered in our hunt for Habitus House of the Year 2020.
From perforated metal screening to veils of bamboo, these five houses from Habitus House of the Year 2020 feature façades that are beautifully intricate with intellect to boot.
An unusual move sees the main staircase within Makio House in Kuala Lumpur located in the centre of the open-plan living spaces. Yet clad in timber that extends upwards, it becomes a feature in its own right.
Despite Wellington’s infamy as one of the world’s windiest cities, the residents of Court House can enjoy their courtyard year-round, thanks to Spacecraft Architects.