Nested House

The aim of this project was to design an environmentally suitable and resilient family house with rental space. The concept of "nested house" was derived from Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. The house is raised on piles to avoid flood inundation, creating space for pedestrians, and is anchored with center stairs to protect the building from any subsidence due to undercutting and erosion. The plan takes the shape of a puzzle with multiple access points. Connecting these puzzles together creates a cluster community. Throughout the housing complex, a series of linked terraces serve as courtyards for communal space, which enhances socialization and promotes the idea of spreading-out the connected buildings horizontally.

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