Ray of Light and Rainwater

“Float. An element does not float. It must be on its own. Is this glazed? No.” John Bulcock, the principal designer of Design Unit Architects, reads aloud the scribbles on one of many sketches he made mulling over the design of Suryamzhu House. The sketch was a gift to the owner of the house, framed and displayed on a side table in the living pavilion.

“I talk to myself, you see. Here, it says: ‘Wall doesn’t touch.’ So this wall doesn’t touch the ceiling. It must be on its own. It’s related to the house but a separate element. The water is there to let

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