Geometry House is based on a modular concept of co-joined irregular pentagons, each pentagon with two differing length sides. Placed in any configuration, the longer side of one module is always the shorter side of its neighbour (or vice versa). Whilst seemingly organic, each module is based on variations of 1,25m lengths, and right angles. A sculptural building develops when one or more modules are joined together, an abstract object in tension with its surrounding environment.
The structure’s walls and roof are manufactured and clad in the same materials and colour, and are void of distracting and unnecessary details. This strengthens the sculptural effect and geometric shapes of the building. The floor-plan is configured as flexible, open spaces with sliding partitions separating individual rooms and living areas where needed. These spaces are zoned in relation to a ‘container’ housing the bathroom amenities.
Geometry House is based on simple, logical and clear design principles, with cost effectiveness as an important consideration. Conceptually and formally it relates to open spaces and unbuilt landscapes, and works perhaps less well in an urban context. Its modulation can be applied to a range of living options, from small garden sheds to larger cottages. As a pre-planned concept various design options are possible, and it can be adjusted to different contexts and adapted to individual needs.
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