Villa Otto's ‘flying saucer-like' design was conceived with a dynamic elevation. The unique outward thrusting walls and canopies gives the impression of a spacecraft either about to land or take off. The curvaceous interlocking of two circular pavilions forms the lucky number eight in Chinese culture. Despite the voluptuous external form, the internal spaces are largely straight. The vast living, dining and bedrooms emit an opulence to these rooms which seems to celebrate the privacy of personal space as a kind of luxury.