Hua Guan Avenue

This house was designed in 1999 and completed in 2001. The owner collects contemporary Chinese brush paintings and appreciates works that feature strong, bold brush work.

The semi-detached house was designed as a linear stroke, a dramatic verandah overlooking a 25m pool. Architectural devices include folding, sliding, rhythm and repetition. The internal arrangement features the common party wall as a double volume gallery, lit from above by a clerestory window, and animated by reflection pools and the staircase.