There's thinking outside of the box, and then there's redesigning the box — and when it comes to the structure certain to be Taiwan's next landscape, Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has done the latter. To be specific, their new home design does away with squares, preferring a rather unusual form instead. Meet Y House, which is shaped just like the letter, and comes complete with a sky-high pool between the inevitable rooftop gap.
"Why not?" is what everyone involved in the project must've sad when someone came up with the idea for a holiday home that resembles a giant Y-shaped sponge. While it'll be made out of concrete when it comes to fruition, the mutiple-storey building will also be littered with circular windows from top to bottom.
In addition to the eye-catching pool between the sloped surfaces of the structure's roof, Y House will also feature two multiple levels of communal living space (including a solarium, change rooms, and entertaining and dining area), two lower floors filled with bedrooms, and ground-level garden tea room. A landscaped, Feng Shui-friendly garden will surround the home, as will a second decorative pool with stepping stone paths.
The structure might sound futuristic; however it'll become a reality sooner than you might think, with the building due to be constructed in 2017 in a new residential community on the outskirts of Taiwan's Tainan city. And the best part: because it'll be used as a holiday house, you can cross your fingers and hope that the owners will list it on an accommodation-sharing website when they're not using the place.
Published on December 10, 2016 by Sarah Ward