MT. Enzo by Edward Bond
Brief: An Artist Retreat inspiration by the architects and artist Zaha Hadid, Frank Loyd Wright, And Enzio Mari.
Objective: Create a structure that is graceful, powerful, and efficient with curvaceous organic forms and circular open floor plane.
Note: I started designing this structure with the idea of creating a form that blends itself into the mountainside like the wind that flows overhead. I wanted to instill the feeling of an open nurturing space that is securely embedded in the ground but open to the elements. With large glass sliding doors, ground to roof windows, and glass railing, I tried to embrace the light and environment that surrounded the building while still allowing for the residents to feel contained and protected from the open space. With an iron roof, cement, granite, and tile flooring, I tried to create a foundation that will be lasting and would be able to withstand the stress of extreme weather conditions. With wood and vibrantly fabricated furniture, I tried to tie together the structure and balance out the use of solid cold and soft warm material.