Hill and Water House by Emmet Truxes, fifth semester Master of Architecture candidate at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Fall 2011. Options Studio taught by Professor Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio and the Chinese Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, China.
This project culminates a semester of research that took traditional Chinese landscape painting as a point of departure to think about narrative, layering, ambiguity, and threshold. This intervention within a traditional neighborhood in the city of Shaoxing, China proposes a series of ground-level commercial pavilions underneath three single-family housing units. The animation shows the interplay of interior/exterior spaces in plan and section as the project moves from the public domain into the private.
Project geometry and animation produced in 3dsmax 2012 rendered in V-ray 2.0, post production in Adobe After Effects and Magic Bullet Looks, compiled in Adobe Premiere.
Music an excerpt from "La Mer, L. 109, I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer" by Debussy
More information here: etruxes.com/architecture/hill-and-water-house/