KNOW YOUR ORI­EN­TA­TION

Malaysia Tatler - - LIFE -

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.

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