Architecturally Complex with Spiralling Enclosed Garden: White O Residence by Toyo Ito & Associates

Architecturally Complex with Spiralling Enclosed Garden: White O Residence by Toyo Ito & Associates

For a home that has a rather futuristic look, the White O Residence is a very comfortable place to live. Designed by Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, the 370 square meters dwelling sits on a gentle slope allowing the architects to take full advantage of the site in designing the unusual structure. A partially enclosed garden complements the spiralling backside of the house. The sloping terrain meets the house in the garden, melting the living spaces with the exterior in a unique and wonderful way. At the entrance, a spacious living area takes us to the dining room and further on through a corridor, to the bedrooms. These private quarters are elevated from the ground and offer privacy and relaxation. Located in Marbella, Chile, the residence has a fluid connection between the outside and inside space. Do you think that these types of new and personalized constructions are gaining more attention due to their architectural complexity or their response to the surrounding environment?

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11 comments

  • Jillian at Steuben April 1, 2011 at 16:23 PM Login to Reply →

    This home is breathtaking. You’re right; its functional beauty glides fluidly into the landscape, and the decor follows with a selection of high end pieces that create a really stylish and comfortable living space. I’m inclined to believe that style of architecture is an indication we are becoming more in-tune with and reverent of our environment.

    -Jillian

  • Alex F. April 1, 2011 at 17:05 PM Login to Reply →

    I like it. I really do; the garden-oriented structure gives a feeling of being close to nature, for being able to maintain it from time to time is like listening to soothing music. Living your home life surrounded by green scenery is now a purpose in our society these days. Despite that, what I actually want to know is the house itself, because I found it an amazing structure. I only saw, if I’m right, the living room, the main bedroom, the pool, the rear and the facade of the house. Maybe if there is a sketch of the house, you could relief me from this curiosity of mine? Thanks for the post, by the way. :)

  • ev11 April 1, 2011 at 18:27 PM Login to Reply →

    What a waste of space..!

  • ArchitectureLinked April 1, 2011 at 20:01 PM Login to Reply →

    I certainly hope that these new constructions are gaining their attention for their intelligent response to the environment. I’d like to think that it’s understood that complexity doesn’t equal quality.

  • Kadia April 2, 2011 at 00:43 AM Login to Reply →

    Phenomenal design! Lots of play, mystery and creativity in this space! Very inspiring!

  • dew April 3, 2011 at 06:56 AM Login to Reply →

    what’s the difference between this and Rolex Center, EPFL by SANAA.

    Actually, Sejima was working for Toyo Ito before she established SANAA. Now Toyo copied her work. such a loser.

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  • Darra April 9, 2011 at 18:29 PM Login to Reply →

    Nice house. re. the Sanaa comments , one could argue that both projects reference in a number of ways – the Arango House by John Lautner. He was an early pioneer of sheet glazing looking onto green planted garden spaces with use of freeform concrete roofs and overhangs