A long, narrow ultramodern residence envisioned as a composition of disassembled aviation parts delivers an evocative home for a retired pilot.
‘Aviator’s Villa’ by Urban Office Architecture is elevated on a hill among a lake and a swimming pool, and exposed on three sides so it feels like it’s floating on air.
The cantilevered master bedroom juts out from the main volume of the property like the nose of an airplane, hovering in excess of other ‘floating’ volumes conceived as abstracted clouds.
You may anticipate a smoother silhouette from a plane-inspired construction, but the architects deliberately gave it a “twist and torque” to simulate the way a plane steers through air currents.
The residence consists of three primary spaces including a thirty-foot-tall living spot and kitchen, the forty-foot bedroom, and the library. Among the two separate structures are a series of hidden spaces exposed for the duration of the ascent up a circular staircase.
During the villa, tiny information echo people identified inside a plane, like the riveted metal frames about the windows, and perforated metal screens that filter harsh direct sunlight the way clouds do in the sky. The sharp, geometric panes of glass that make up the windows are meant to recall the angles located inside a cockpit.