A HOUSE WITH TEN FACES
Garden & patio are two main elements in traditional houses as a strategy to get daylight and ventilation. Yet the technical development replaces their necessity, and the contact with nature as well. The houses and apartments turn to be accumulatingly closed and isolated from the outside world.
The gardens and patios are inserted into the space while the upper and lower level follows the generic and similar layout yet opposite program. Namely, the living space on the lower level turns to be gardens on the upper level; and the closed volumes on the upper level turn to be void, patios, on the lower level. So the experience on two levels are ambiguous while the interior and exterior, artificial and natural are blend into each other. The traditional experience in old time when people walk between rooms and gardens are retrieved.