The Malibu Beach Residence, in collaboration with Tadao Ando
How do you open a house up to the views of the sea, but maintain a sense of refuge and intimacy? WHY’s responded to the brief by creating a house defined by nested concrete frames, activated by strategically sited rotating partitions which allow for free-flowing space throughout the building. The house is inspired by the work of the Japanese modernists, with elements of Thai playfulness, complexity, and contradiction.
"The design is essentially a matter of stacking the boxes between the center and voids. The intent was to create something timeless and wonderful to live in, with views to the surroundings."