MVRDV designs Y-shaped house-pool in Taiwan

Dutch architect MVRDV has designed a Y-shaped house in Taiwan that includes a rooftop pool.  

The building is a single-family residence containing a master bedroom, two children’s rooms, a guest bedroom, an open kitchen, a lift and a swimming pool complete with changing rooms and a solarium on the roof in the crook of the Y.

The villa’s living space is located on a "semi-floating deck with seats forming part of a sloped wall that also integrates a bookshelf".

The living and dining rooms are placed in the top of the Y, underneath the pool, and the bedrooms are located at the base.

The villa sits within a tranquil pool with small gardens and stepping-stone pathways; their positioning and orientation are arranged according to the principles of Feng Shui.

The site of the 330 square metre project is a 40-minute drive between Tainan city and the sea.   

Winy Maas, MVRDV co-founder said: "By making the downstairs as narrow as possible, a large garden and top floor views are created. And in the heart of the elevated house, the rooms diverge to give space for a valley to swim in with a view towards the sea."

MVRDV worked with local firms KAI Architects and Envision Engineering Consultants on the project.

Images via MVRDV

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