Sky House

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationTaichung, Taiwan
Companyhataarvo architects
Lead ArchitectHata Lo
Design TeamLanzy Lo Chip Lin
ClientSean Yeh

SKY House, located in Taiwan, named after
“courtyard.” The work was inspired by
traditional san-ho-yuan building, without
taking the traditional form. Following the
nature of the site and special elements of
traditional san-ho-yuan, the house is composed
of three compartments. The ground floor is
designed with a semi-public space on the half
closer to the entrance, and there is a private
living space on the other half further inside
the house. The second floor serves as the
master bedroom, with a view overlooking
Taichung city. With the “ㄇ” shaped by the
three compartments of the house and the “L”
shaped by the nature of the site, a courtyard
in the middle is formed, which allows
continuous circulation between the indoor and
outdoor spaces. The light gets brighter as you
walk deeper into the inner space of the house.
The shifting walls echo with the nature of the
site, creating lights with variations and
softening the lighting of the space. In
considering for the red clay on site, the
house is designed to display the same color
scheme as the natural ground it sits on. We
hope this house can inspire people to continue
pursuing their goals and passions.