HK House
HK house is a private residence located on a unique 6000 m2 plot in a suburban residential compound along Cairo-Alexandria desert road. The project is intended to be an iconic, sustainable and LEED certified mansion. The plot is central on the edge of two perpendicular golf courses; the theme is fitting to this context including sparse large lawn areas with lush slopes and leveling. The design was generated according to the unique location’s influences including: accessibility, views, contours, long frontage and special plot proportions. After reviewing these influences and determining their combined effect on the design, the program was developed into three dimensional spaces and arranged according to the proximity needs first and then manipulated to benefit maximum view, best solar and wind orientation in addition to a special attention towards integrating natural elements and landscape in different zones of the house suiting private and public activities. The program cubes are arranged to suit all design objectives and the lines are adjusted for optimum view, ventilation and day light orientation. These two elements were combined and united with circulation elements and requirements. HK house is a divided to two main interlocking volumes intersected by an extended line of water features. The first volume includes all public areas such as the reception. The dining room, the living and the media room with a special regard to the living room’s privacy. The second volume is not limited to the master and secondary bedrooms but is extended to host the spa and lap pool on a mezzanine level to benefit best view of the golf course ahead. The HK house circulation is a unique with multiple bridges and intersecting voids and volumes designed to suit the projected and expected user’s needs and lifestyle. Special attention is given to the finishing materials, the spatial design and proportions; creating a mood of cultural influence and a link with heritage which adds warmth and familiarity to the house.


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