Aunt's House 1
Rural House in Fujian
It is designed for a senior couple for their retiring life in a rural village in Fujian province. The senior couple has two daughters and a granddaughter. For most of the time, the house only has the senior couple living there. Only during vacations, their daughters' family and the granddaughter would come back and live with them. The site is only about 6 meter wide facing the south, which has lots of constrains in day lighting and natural ventilation. As a result, a 1.8 x 1.5 meter patio is designed regardless of the couple's wish to have more space for rooms. After it is built, they are very happy with the daylighting and the natural ventilation, meanwhile because of the patio, living room and dining room also becomes very flexible.