Published: Friday, August 10, 2007
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[Left] View from the 3rd floor patio window [Right] Detail of the window.
"Whoever wants to enter the house has to first walk into a subterranean entrance hall adjacent to the garage. The ambivalent perspective is due to its trapezoid plan as well as to its elevation.
The opposite stairs direct the view to the living room vitrifaction that offers the view into the inner courtyard. Those who are entering the house are first visually acquainted with its centre.
In accordance to the request to maximum usability of the ground space, a typological hybrid was designed between split-levels and standard floors. "
[Left] Kitchen at the 1st floor [Right] View into the kitchen with stairs and up to the gallery.
"The ground and the gallery floor form a flowing unit with separate zones for living, dining, kitchen and working, all connected to the living-area that is over two floors high.
The continuous dark terrazzo floor and an open staircase, fitted in like a sculpture, also stress this unit. The orientation towards the garden varies in the uppermost floor. "
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