KNOW YOUR ORIENTATION
By way of explanation, orientation is the positioning of a building in relation to seasonal variations such as the sun’s path as well as prevailing wind patterns. Having such knowledge allows one to fully harness the local tropical climate for improved living conditions. “Homeowners and designers will know how to redirect both the sunlight as well as the wind into the house—and the latter will surely cool down the space tremendously,” Alex explains. Not only does it contribute to the overall air ventilation, the Nu Infinity team also utilises orientation to create a dramatic poetry of light and shadow in Magnificent 7. Naturally, the angle and amount of sunlight vary at different times of the day. Thus they observed it and later integrated features that would cast interesting shadows on the walls to graft a new perceptual layer onto the interior. A perfect example is the bathroom: a skylight funnels natural lighting between the louvres, creating a unique shadow quality that resembles the number 7, which is the recurring theme throughout the project— showcasing Nu Infinity’s attention to detail.