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Mohamed Hafaridzuan Harun

The architectural concept draws inspiration from the organic growth pattern observed in root apical branching or Dichopodial. Mirroring the form of an inverted “Y,” the building’s design embraces the inherent beauty and efficiency found in nature’s branching systems. This concept explores the potential of architectural forms to evoke a sense of harmony, connectivity, and sustainability. By emulating the dichotomous branching pattern, the building becomes a dynamic and sculptural expression that integrates with its surroundings and fosters a harmonious relationship between in habitants and the environment.

The branching pattern of a tree is often seen as a symbol of growth and renewal, and this can be a powerful message to convey in a built environment. By using dichotomous branching in their designs, architects can create buildings that are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible.

Drawing inspiration from the philosophies of minimalism, we aim to create a tranquil sanctuary that evokes a profound sense of calmness and balance. Through the careful orchestration of form, light, space, and materiality, we seek to craft a minimal architectural experience that invites inhabitants to connect with their inner selves and the surrounding environment.

The branching wings create a series of communal spaces, such as shared carpentry studio for Mr. Smith, niche working space for Mrs. Smith along with study space for their daughter. These spaces encourage social engagement, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas among the family members. Furthermore, the vertical yet skinny dwelling establishes a strong relationship with its surroundings, seamlessly integrating with the site’s landscape as an observation tower in the forest. It provides a visual connection to the outdoor environment, inviting inhabitants to engage with nature and fostering a sense of well-being.

As a sculptural expression of the inverted “Y”, the dwelling becomes a testament to the symbiotic relationship between minimal architecture and the natural world, enriching the lives of its occupants and inspiring a deeper appreciation for the beauty of nature’s design.

The adoption of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) as an exoskeleton structure and building envelope represents a step towards a greener and more sustainable future in construction. By embracing this innovative approach, we can achieve both structural efficiency and aesthetic charm while promoting environmental consciousness. CLT exoskeletons hold the potential to revolutionize the way we build, harmonizing architecture with nature and setting the stage for a more responsible and eco-friendly construction industry.

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