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After a study of House X (Eisenman), centrality was understood in two ways: as void and as circulation. Shifting each floor to address the center as void, and creating an axial layout to separate between the public and private quarters, the project’s journey ends at the roof, with a transparent pool that emphasizes the transparency between floors.

Stairs acts as an in-between space which creates the connection between nature and the built environment. The opposite to accessibility is the non-accessible which are the hidden gardens that are accessed through the private quarters and are hidden from the outside. The unit acts as a physical therapy center accessible to all. After the study of Helen Housing (Atelier 5) the system was organized to maximize light exposure onto the hidden gardens with high walls to keep the privacy and the public spaces acted as an informal meeting points that favor a sense of living together.

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