2016-277 – Villa Ronde Mandala

Villa Bioclimatic Round Home - by Ciel Rouge
Villa Ronde – by Ciel Rouge Creation

This week’s MotD theme: Round Homes

Architect Henri Gueydan & Associates of Ciel Rouge Creation designed this stunning round museum and artist residency in Susaki Japan. I love how in this case, the building itself is like a donut, surrounding the open center rather than the whole building being a solid round structure.

From their site about this home, they state:

Near Tokyo, a house and a private museum reconstructs ancient hill to house them. Its shape follows the local climate: harsh winds, full north and west exposure, place hot summer. Hence its roundness, its shaped openings leaving a double façade, its patio to enjoy the sun and protection from storms. His semi buried position ensures a thermal inertia making it cool in summer and temperate winter, available around a courtyard facilitates convection for good natural ventilation, thermal and photovoltaic solar panels contribute to self-sufficiency energy of this environmental architecture.

Plans: Villa Bioclimatic Round Home by Ciel Rouge
Plans: Villa Ronde by Ciel Rouge Creation

View more photos of this extraordinary compound on the Ciel Rouge Creation site.

Inspiration for Today

In creating Villa Ronde, the architects connected with the energies of the location so as to best make use of the environment, in the spirit of co-creating with nature.

When doing something, anything, connect with the energy of that which we are doing. What does it want to contribute to the doing?

Happy Coloring!

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