The unique feature for this project comes from the idea of „sky villa“, which brings the encounter of nature and manmade environment within a courtyard above the ground. One third of the roof was eliminated and replaced with a skylight through which light sprays all over the lobby and its surrounding area. The skylight defines the edge of the lobby where furniture and plant pots are arranged in an organic order. The lobby is treated virtually as an exterior space as well as regulating the nature into the interior.
By removing the old ceiling and partially adding new ones, the original concrete structural material is revealed in contrast to the white ceiling, as a dialogue between the old and the new. The ceiling hiding the wiring facility splits into multiple layers to guide the dynamic circulation and spatial hierarchy. The design strategy by reduction rather than adding, such as the ceiling and illumination, sometimes brings even more attractive features on the experiential edges.