Former Design by Catalyst Architecture Gets Second Life

MAY 29, 2012 
The new Bondon Residence will be a variation on the theme of "The House as a Leaf", an unbuilt project which was first published in the magazine "Architecture +" in 2004.

The premise of the design is a central spine, from which spring the various roof shapes. Much like a ficus leaf, the roof acts as a giant water collector, with the precious liquid pouring off on the ends into pools or cisterns. The new site has already begun to influence the design, with the possible addition of a bottom floor, due to the slope of the land.