Planter Box House

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這棟房子是為一對喜愛園藝的退休夫婦設計的,Planter Box House 看似難以界定,因為揉合了花園,農場和房屋於一處的特性,目的是希望重新定義現代的熱帶建築。

Designed as a house for a retired couple who are passionate in growing foods, the plants filled Planter Box House appears less defined, as its appearance oscillates between garden, farm and house, anticipating for a redefinition of contemporary tropical house.

階層式混凝土植物盆式的建築,於每層樓都裝有40多種食用植物,與周圍的建築物形成強烈的視覺對比,其內凹的牆面為鄰里之間的互動提供了額外的公共空間。越過邊界,第一個種植箱圍繞著原有的茉莉花樹建造。這座建築連結著這對夫婦和鄰里們。

就像大型的城市傢俱。

The house with its cascading concrete planter boxes occupied with more than 40 types of edible plants on every floor, creates a strong visual contrast with the surrounding buildings. Its recessed frontage provides additional public spaces for inter-neighborhood interaction. Beyond the boundary, the first planter box is built around an existing jasmine tree. This planter serves an urban furniture, a connection between the couple and their neighbors. 

屋內充滿了熱情好客的氛圍,以及主人對熱帶再生城市生活和耕種的堅持。打開大門後,訪客可以體驗良好的採光和通風,因房屋只有玻璃牆和窗戶分隔,讓整個一樓空間一目了然。建築物的後部被客廳跟中央的樓梯隔開,為用餐區與廚房,配有落地玻璃窗可以向屋後的綠牆打開。

The internal spaces are imbued with a strong sense of hospitality and the owner’s attitude towards tropical sustainable urban community living and farming. Upon opening the gate, one could experience the light and cross ventilation while also able to read the whole ground floor visually as there are only glass walls and window in between the front and the back. Separated by the living room and the central staircase of the house, the back of the building is celebrated with a double volume kitchen and dining area with full height glass window that could open outwards towards a green wall at the back.

房屋從當地的熱帶房屋中汲取靈感,由森美蘭州的原住民泰姆安(Temuan)生產的劈竹被用作植物盆混凝土工作的模板。這種竹質紋理象徵著房屋的一種抽象的有機形式,但它也是可以經得起雨水與城市汙染考驗的低維護成本再生解決方案。

Taking inspiration from the vernacular tropical house, split bamboo produced by the indigenous people called Temuan from Negeri Sembilan is used as formwork for the concrete work of the planter boxes. While this bamboo texture signifies an abstract organic form of the house, it is also a sustainable solution to low maintenance finish that could age well with the rain and urban pollution.

Planter Box House 是屋主的生活方式體現,也是這對夫婦不斷完善灌溉和種植系統的知識平台。特制的灌溉系統連結植物盆與土裡的雨水,植物盆可以儲存和再利用養分。系統還可以從土壤成分到盆裡的水位進行全面精準的監控。

he Planter Box House is a physical representation of the owner’s lifestyle. It is also a knowledge platform in which the married couple constantly improvises the irrigation and planting system. Such custom made irrigation system is interconnected between the planter boxes that stores and recycles nutritious resources and rainwater within the land. It also allows full and precise manipulation of the planter box from the soil composition to the level of water being supplied to each individual planter box.