Lantau Island, Hong Kong


1750 SF Residential Village House


The Ham Tin residence continues our exploration of the primitive hut that started with the Butterfly House. Nestled within the rural landscape of Lantau, Ham Tin is an existing village house that sits along a creek that is frequented by water buffalos. The stripped down structure of the house resembled Maison Domino – 3 planes supported by a series of columns. Wrapping this structure, is one large window that wraps the corner of the volume, and one thickened wall that fold up to the roof. The thickened wall encloses the services such as bathrooms and kitchens. In conversation with this thickened surface is the large window that opens the interior of the volume to the distant mountains and the nearby creek. Each floor is treated as one big room where the corner window pulls the landscape into the interior space.