Inspiredby Le Corbusier’s philosophy on light and form where he called for “themasterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in lightfalling upon them” with the “great primary forms which light reveals toadvantage”, the 8 Box House is conceived as a villa without front, back or evensides, transforming the house into one that appeared uniquely different whenseen from different directions and at any angle.
Thetwists, thrusts and turns on the plans and elevations created by the mono-pitchedroofs allow for clusters of white cubic volumes of different sizes andorientations. The 8 Box House design is conscious of the sculptural effectsproduced by the massing of these boxes and the light falling upon them.
Inappreciation of the architectural and historical merit of the colonialbungalow, the 8 Box House respects the place by preserving a planned viewcorridor where six modern houses blend harmoniously with the old house and thenatural hilly landscape. Green boundaries fill the gardens creating a series ofinterconnected and intimate areas where different large extended families couldlive together interdependently and privately.