This is a single family house on a 145㎡ urban corner lot. The owner wishes to have a swimming pool in the house, and a big dining area for family and friends.
We place the pool on the 2nd floor above the garage. It is open to the city but does not lose the privacy from the outside. It gains the view of the trees across the street, and also serves as the main feature for the dining area.
Viewed from the street, the house looks like a pile of stacking boxes, which reflect its true inner nature – the stacking relationship of functions and public/private domain.