by Le Corbusier’s philosophy on light and form where he called for “the
masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light
falling upon them” with the “great primary forms which light reveals to
advantage”, the 8 Box House is conceived as a villa without front, back or even
sides, transforming the house into one that appeared uniquely different when
seen from different directions and at any angle.
twists, thrusts and turns on the plans and elevations created by the mono-pitched
roofs allow for clusters of white cubic volumes of different sizes and
orientations. The 8 Box House design is conscious of the sculptural effects
produced by the massing of these boxes and the light falling upon them.
appreciation of the architectural and historical merit of the colonial
bungalow, the 8 Box House respects the place by preserving a planned view
corridor where six modern houses blend harmoniously with the old house and the
natural hilly landscape. Green boundaries fill the gardens creating a series of
interconnected and intimate areas where different large extended families could
live together interdependently and privately.