1. A “house” is a “mountain.” An “office” is a large “opening.
2. It is topography without topography. The site is located in an exclusive residential area on slanted ground. High-class communities look “similar" in any area both at home and abroad. This is because the original topography is rebuilt into even land to build houses. Leveled ground has no more topography. We, therefore, built a new topography there.
3. Two mounds are made on a slope. This is the “topography” of the house. The house is “in the mountain.” We have designed a floor to float on top of these mounds. There is an office inside it. It is a design room for the maker of a Japanese sneaker brand, Dragon Beard.
4. The lower living space is surrounded on three sides by the soil from the slope and mounds, which looks like a cave where a bear is hibernating. A house built in the earth gives you relief
5. The upper floor is as open as birds flying in the sky. The big curvy opening seems like a dragon flying over the mountain. Far-off sea and mountains in the distance can be observed.
6. Protected by the earth and flying into an open air. This is an architecture where extremes meet into one.
7. The site has an eight-meter difference in height. The nature of the soil is bedrock, so it is very hard. Taking advantages of this level difference (i.e. slope）, hard bedrock is not raked but on the contrary, the slope is emphasized. The mountains are also utilized for technical significance as well.