As my design process evolved, I did not want to limit myself with Le Corbusier and I have tried refer to other spatial qualities from other architects and their house designs. Richard Meier was a closer architect who was aware of his works and also someone who was manifesting the modernist aesthetics of the Corbusian form; the use of Five Points by Le Corbusier, especially the separation of skin and structure.

To start with the case study of the Douglas House inspired the me spatial arrangement with the separation of the private and common zones on the opposite sides of the façades where the more private spaces are distributed on the façade looking to the road therefore they are more enclosed with more walls. The opposite side of the façade holds a greater transparency to its surrounding and rather façade consists of glass; since its façade faces Lake Michigan, a pleasant view. The spatial transition also implies the transition of solid to void. This kind of arrangement is spatially layered. Furthermore, the treatment of the façade holds a progressional theme which is from dark to light: another aspect of the spatial organization.

The other case study I have pursued was Bodrum Houses again by Meier, a contemporary example of house concept. A series of houses were spread within the site in which they would be sited to maximize views and establish an entry sequence that further exploits that view. Maximizing the view by using greater openings on the façade was my main concern and the double height living space helps this arrangement by enabling a more explicit and wide façade. However, the main element I have referred from Bodrum Houses is the state of exterior spaces being carved out and under an overarching roof which evokes the idea of a single object on the landscape. This approach also creates a dynamic spatial arrangement.

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