A strategy of layering surfaces to create a deeper sense of perspective and space defines this house. In the foreground is 'a composition of floor platforms made up of granite slabs and timber decks that float over plots of grass'. Beyond this, there are three distinct elements that make up the house: an open-sided reception pavilion, which also serves as an entertainment space; a timber-clad block, with a guest suite and views of the swimming pool and waterfall; and a villa containing the main living/dining areas and master bedroom. All three are simple rectangular forms with flat zinc-titanium roofs.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Ground floor area: 417 m²; combined floor area: 1,350 m²; total site area: 2,120 m²