I’ve been eyeing ‘Tsai Residence,’ by HHF Architects with Ai WeiWei, for a while now. Located two hours upstate from New York City, this house utilizes the clean aesthetic of grid design. The 400m2 home has an idiosyncratic placement of windows and openings. Although there seems to be a slight pattern for the layout of its windows, the ostensibly intentional sequence of openings provides a welcoming abstract freedom.
Natural lighting is crucial in making a home feel comfortable and cozy, as opposed to a museum-like coldness. The Tsai Residence intelligently diffuses light through small openings in-between each of its boxed sections. The boxes are constructed with wood and gypsum panels.
Photo Iwan Baan