Publication

ISH ISSUE MAY 2003

MUCH ADO ABOUT A BOX NAMLY AVENUE

HAVING RHE FREEDOM AND LUXURY OF ROAMING AROUND LARGE SPATIAL CAVITIES FREQUENTLY MAKES ONE FORGET THE AMOUNT OF THOUGH THAT WENT INTO THE DESIGN

The opacity and horizontal lines lead the eye to flit upward, discovering not a typical silhouette of an attic-topped house, but a crate-like, boxy projection that extends squarely (pun intended) outward. According to architect Kelvin Bing of Renaissance Planners and Designers, It “boxes out” while the adjoining levels are”recessed in”. A normal-sized door etched into the gate allows visitors to walk in. As was evident later, the façade set the tone for the rest of the house that reflects Bing’s plans for it; flushed and even surface planes, geometric and rectilinear spaces.