A Twist of Creativity in Architectural Finishes

A twist of Architectural in a certain project can appear in many ways, most often many architects are drawn into emphasizing that in the form and shapes of the projects, while some could be boasting about its architectural technology applied in the project, while some it’s about the general idea of the function of the building along with the project site, while this, FINISHES, can be something at its simplest to be the paradox of recognition. 

I figured this out after looking at some simple projects, well in terms of space forms, and just a simple modification of the place perhaps. This is Villa Escudero Waterfall Restaurant in the Philippines. 

Waterfalls are some of the most majestic and mysterious sites in the world, but getting close can not only be difficult but also dangerous. The Villa Escudero Resort of San Pablo City in the Philippines offers a one of a kind experience for guests to get up close and personal with a roaring waterfall while enjoying their lunch! Their waterfall restaurant sits at the foot of the Labasin Falls where guests can enjoy local cuisine at handmade bamboo tables while clear spring water runs over their feet. The falls are so people friendly, guests can even lie against the rushing water covered wall for a quick massage or post-lunch rinse off. This is one resort where no shirt and no shoes are no problems! Source From INHABITATWhile that seems to be part of the Hotel Resort, more at HERE.  As much as the theme relates to the nature, i see this possible to be done in urban areas since we have waterscape and landscape coming to an attention of being integrated with “sustainable” development. Another example would be something local, small, the S11 house which is Dr Tan’s home as well. Interesting to have an Architect to design a home so he could really design anyway he likes right? That’s why we have this twist in finishes.

There you go. Exposed Brick walls and cement finishes off the columns and beams.  Dr. Tan’s house beat more than 500 international projects worldwide to win two awards — the Sustainable Design Award and Residential Unit Award at the event held in Wuxi, China.  S11 House, which comprised a wide range of green elements in its design and construction, has a large insulated canopy roof that provided wide shelter for the living space beneath, The 12,000 sq ft built-up house, located in Section 11, Petaling Jaya, is also Malaysia’s first Green Building Index platinum rated residential house that is owned and designed by Tan.

I find it extremely interesting with the contrast of finishes that suggested a mysterious, provocative driven thoughts as you walk into space, instead of having uniform finishes of shiny marble or tiles. Part of the reason why this house won several awards in regards to the green theme is because of its finishes-less approach has also meant avoiding harmful painting substances.

So when the minor aspect can make big difference because it determines the final product impression, FINISHES. There you go.