An 18 hole golf course is being developed at the base of the only ski resort in Ulaanbaatur. The master plan integrates approximately 150 villas into the course area, in 500, 400 and 200m2 sizes. This Mock Up of the 500m2 villa will be built first for pre-sales and is coincided to open with the golf resort at end of 2013.
To contrast with an earlier concept submitted by another designer featuring square houses centered in square lots, this design pushes the closed spaces to one side of the lot, allowing open, glazed spaces to look out over a generous side yard and still have privacy.
The client wanted an indoor pool in the living room to look out over to the golf course. A folding glass panel wall allows the space to be separated from the rest of the living area. A jacuzzi/spa is nestled into the 10m pool like a dais of water, with a sauna, also requested by the client, close by. The living room is arranged with a fireplace to one side, plasma TV and entertainment cabinetry on the opposite side integrated into a wall unit.
The master bedroom on the upper floor also has a prime view of golf, and its own fireplace. A double height space around the lower fireplace allows for a tall bookshelf to continue up and help to make a better connection between the lower and upper floors.
500m2 Gross GFA
900m2 plot area
Approximately 50 units