Nothing is perfect. Nothing is finished. Nothing is permanent.
Inspired by "Wabi-sabi'', a Japanese philosophy in which imperfection and transience are the touchstone of beauty, the house celebrates the contradictions, asymmetries and imperfections that make something unique. The materials used - wood, stone and natural fabrics - are warm, opaque, rough, and are not spoiled by ageing. In contrast, their expressivity is enriched by contamination, oxidation and corrosion. The colour palette is borrowed from Nature. Hues ranging from soft slate grey to earthy tones, with occasional spots of rust breaking into the subtle spectrum. The exterior façade consists of two asymmetrical panels, comprised of horizontal wooden stripes, which envelop the building as a piece of origami. They work as exterior blinds that can be tipped, raised and lowered for full control of light, sun and view. It provides the clients a variety of spatial experiences. The façade is clad in marine plywood and double coated steel. The plywood gives the impression of being an unfinished construction, while the dark steel dematerialises the building, creating a “crack” in the cliff.