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House DE by Davidclovers

House DE by Davidclovers

Hong Kong studio Davidclovers have covered the interior of this house in aluminium strips to create patterns of light and shadow that change throughout the day.

House DE by Davidclovers

Situated at Clearwater Bay in Hong Kong and called House DE, the design merged two existing homes into one,  joined by three staircases.

House DE by Davidclovers

The undulating fins admit natural light through the ceiling during the daytime while emitting artificial illumination at night.

House DE by Davidclovers

Photographs are by Almond Chu.

House DE by Davidclovers

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House DE is an “infill” townhouse, spectacularly sited on a hillside above Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong.

House DE by Davidclovers

Combining two existing units into one, the design uses the volumes of three staircases to blend, burrow and interlock spaces vertically across four floors.

House DE by Davidclovers

Each “interaction” is materially monolithic, using stone, wood and a series of delicate aluminum fins.

House DE by Davidclovers

Defined by these fins, the texture and form of the lantern-volume subtly changes shape and depth, casting shadow and emitting light in different ways throughout the day.

House DE by Davidclovers

Each stair-volume pries open the house vertically and horizontally, pulling in daylight and emitting artificial light.

House DE by Davidclovers

Thickening the existing building enclosure and stretching it across the front and rear, the bedrooms and new master suite on the upper floors are protected from the elements, yet opens up to views of the natural surroundings.

House DE by Davidclovers

Towards the South, the facade thickens and torques, providing shade for bedrooms and balconies; while on the North, the facade transforms into a garden trellis for an outdoor dining terrace.

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Barker Residence by
Davidclovers
Yud Yud by Davidclovers
and C.E.B. Reas
House in Fukuyama by
Suppose Design Office