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STAR HOUSE | photography by YHLAA

Star House

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationKaohsiung, Taiwan
Project locationKaohsiung, Taiwan
Companyatelier GRATIA
Lead ArchitectGrace Ming-En Chang
ClientSheng-Lee Chang

A sanctuary shielded by monolithic concrete mass in a dense neighborhood, the design of Star House revolves around the concept of the stars, where reflection, refraction, triangulation are the recurring themes. Like a sundial where the passing of time is noted: planetary movements are constantly felt through the shadow play below the skylights, while the colors of sky are captured on the kaleidoscopic glass façades around the courtyard. By reconnecting the domestic ritual to cosmic orders, the daily routine is transcended from mundane to sublime, and one’s existence, terrestrial to celestial.