New York based office *Multiplicities presents its project for ORDOS 100, an experimental housing development at the fringes of the Mongolian desert with 100 houses, designed by 100 young architects.
See the earlier post about the ORDOS urban scheme.
The house on parcel number 24 features an X-shaped set of white voids captured in a black skin. The voids inhale and bounce natural light and air, while the dark skin accumulates heat from the sun. The patios on various levels of the structure relate to the surroundings. One of the patios is directly linked to a pool which at times can overflow inundating the patio on a seasonal basis.
Project team: Daniel Holguin, Issei Suma, Perla Pequeño, Joanna Park Sohn, Christopher Chan, Nicole Rodríguez, Masayuki Sono
Engineers and consultants: OVE ARUP ny, Methus Srisuchart + Tatchapon Lertwirojkul, Jee Won Kim Architect, ID engineers