Competitions and Concept Designs

Immersed in nature

Bidnija, Malta
2018 - 2021

The conceptual design and development of this contemporary home within a primarily peri-urban setting, characterized by lush landscaping, departs from its terrain and site levels to envelope its immediate environs. Carefully positioned apertures, enriched by external timber louvers, exploit natural light and frame individual snippets from the surrounding context. A restrained material palette is primarily developed around a masonry finish complemented by corten steel inserts that provide clean breaks to the sculpted mass that remains compatible with site characteristics through the presence of a high solid : void ratio.