American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Ambient House

Citation Award

Unbuilt Design

Designed to be fully present in its environment, the Ambient House responds to its physical and atmospheric surroundings. Conceived as a multiple layer system, inhabitants can transform the building envelope, providing desirable and temperate living conditions. The outermost layer, composed of porous masonry, allows views to penetrate, while providing privacy.


Architect
VeeV Design
Structural Engineer
Claudio Martonffy Design
Location
Jinhai Lake, Beijing, China
Competition
Design Awards 2014