Here, we take a closer look at this one-of-a-kind futuristic-looking bungalow that houses generous spaces and elements inspired by fengshui principles.
Two skylights combined with water features were explicitly inspired by fengshui. They symbolise the collection of rain water into the home, which is associated with prosperity.
Visitors arrive under a porte-cochere, cross over a footbridge and enter a portal space whose focal point is a 2m semi-spherical bowl sculpture called Vase Otto. The light illuminating it directly from above creates a stunning effect.
To get to the basement, you approach from the underground carpark and enter the basement lounge through a travertine corridor. The cruciform plan houses spaces for entertaining, such as a karaoke room, bar, wine cellar and home theatre. It is also where the spa and sauna are located.
The futuristic character of this room reinforces the home’s architectural language.
The home has an equally dynamic elevation to complement the dynamic plan. The transparency of the facade and outward thrusting walls and canopies give the impression of a flying saucer about to land or take off.
The outdoor areas reinforce the curvaceous forms of the home.
The joinery, light fixtures, wash basins – right down to the figure eight panel on the door – all mirror the design concept.