M.O.D.O (Michael Ong Design Office): www.mo-do.net
RESIDENTIAL, BOX, WOOD
The client’s brief was to design a home which played an active role in their everyday life, rather than a static shell. Our aim was to develop a design which engages with the rituals and the growth of this young family; blending the external and internal spaces to create movement and life in the environment.The backyard’s intention is to give the occupants a sense of connectivity to the outside, however because of poor orientation and spatial planning, the garden is often under valued, resulting in a passive relationship with the interior, In HANS-house, instead of standing next to the backyard, the form cradles and pulls the landscape in and to the centre of the house. Giving the landscape a stronger presence in the overall design of this home.
Architect: M.O.D.O (Michael Ong Design Office)
Location: Aberfeldie, Victoria, Australia
Project area: 350 sq meter
Project year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of M.O.D.O and Ricky Fung