The Bellagio Residence was designed to take advantage of the whole site while also maintaining as much outdoor space as possible. The house is totally surrounded by trees and extends out towards the three corners of the site which maximizes the primary building volume. To break up the massing and create a more dynamic spatial configuration, the building compresses and expands to create openings, courtyards, and communal outdoor areas.
This formal operation also allows an abundance of natural light and ventiliation into the central spaces of the house. Facades were designed to respond elegantly to the site context. The folds of the exterior thus begin to create a rhythm that extends from the bounds of the structure into the site. This rhythm then establishes a formal language that bridges the architecture into its natural context.