DBEW International Design Competition

Hana (flower) - living units
Just as the organic form of a flower reveals both beauty and efficiency, so does our concept of the triple helix combined with the triple height living areas. We call this HANA which sums up the unity of the flower with its tightly curled and interwoven petals. The architectural and spatial idea understands the necessity for both the petal (or living unit), to be placed in relationship to its adjoining petals (or other living units) to compose a beautiful structure of solid and void. The face of the building is established as both continuous and articulated by this simple means. It makes architecture the presence of both a single organism as well as a combination of interrelated and repeated organisms.

Description: Accommodation for a single child family in a prefabricated apartment.


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