This project derives from the case study of Takei-Nabeshima-Architect’s (TNA) Ring House. The essence of the Ring House influences the design of four single family homes sited on a four square grid. Two membranes of rings define the space for the houses, as well as private exterior spaces between them. The rings expand, contract, and sometimes merge in order to provide specific functions, such as privacy or space for an entrance. The stairs developed from an average of the inner and outer membrane curves and help organize interior space. Programming is further determined by ensuring the walls line up with either the stairs or the structural columns in order to camouflage them from the exterior.
Status: School Project