guy bebié, ronny ott
GATHERING ENERGY, SLOPING SITE, 2002.
the impression of nature enters the house's area from the land side, moves backwards to the access street and takes off again towards the horizon - like a smooth jump along the edge of a half pipe -, filled with the accumulated energy of the space just established. the house is initiated and defined by the landscape's and contextual forces flowing across the lot.
the transformation of an impression generating a house to one leaving a house defines the continuous shape of the project. it is one volume bent around a courtyard of outer or inner climate.
the roof shape derives from the typical barrel vaulting, with the difference of being rotated to relate to the very strong contextual bindings of the location such as the unique view across the hilly country.