The world population is growing fast. Cities are inflating and sites became expensive and small creating problems such as privacy. Design a house in a small site became a challenge and more often we see new houses design looking like a castle. The house now closes itself and the external walls now act like a fence wall. The project bellow is an example (in a big proportion) of what is possible to do to keep the privacy when is design a house. The same example can be used for sites located on busy roads as it is possible to close the house to the noise side and open it internally. The shatoko house has used the swimming pool and the ponds to decorate and entertain the ambient but also with an area to cool the air and help to keep the house cooled. Amazing design and very well built.
In the current trend of real estate development, this residence has been a challenge particularly placing a water court as swimming pool in the middle of the house, a surely difficult task to ensure privacy. As a result, an introverted design has been adopted.
The south and the southeast have been designed to bring in cool breeze during the hot humid summer and the warmth of the sun during winter. The center “water court” acts as a natural exhaust, which flows out the hot air and makes the middle court a solace. http://www.shatotto.com/shatotto-details.html?id=19