Courtyard Variant House is a contemporary two-story residence located in
Situated in a private residential estate, the Courtyard Variant house seeks privacy from the surrounding neighbours through an inward oriented layout with an internal courtyard as the focal point of the house.
The exterior is made of primarily 3 materials: Wire brushed blacken teak, fair-faced concrete, and Dark grey granite on the boundary wall.
The house, due to the orientation, needs to shield the Eastern sun in the morning. The idea of a dynamic screen in order not to block the view to the sky completely and yet create an irregular pattern when the shadow is cast in the house caught the imagination of the client and we proceeded to design the inner courtyard look that differs from the outer skin. The screen details also hide the steel bracing that holds the screen lattice together.
To emphasize our minimalist design approach, the subtle texture of the wire-brushed wood is deliberately contrasted with a neutral fair-faced concrete material with the tie-holes purposefully planned to give it an engineered precision.
Photography courtesy of K2LD Architects