House with Five Gardens 五园宅
2017 / Pathankot, India 印度帕坦科特
The House with Five Gardens integrates three elements into one synthetic whole: the gardens(outside), the rooms(inside) and the circulation (the in-and-out connection). The circulation from the front gate to the roof provides spatial definition of the living spaces and four private rooms; it also creates five gardens at different levels orienting to different drections: the front garden(west), the courtyard garden(north), the rear garden(east), the terrace garden(south) and the roof garden (top).
From the outside,the house’s sculptural geometry allows multiple formal readings from different perspectives; from the inside, dwellers encounter outdoor gardens with different light and spatial qualities. It thus creates a sense of diversity both from the outside and the inside, allowing new experiential surprise for the everyday living.