Katherina Kolb. Modern House. February 03rd , 2017.
On the other side of the gallery, we have the working area. Consisting of white modern desks with chairs of the same style in black and white, it also has modern lamps hanging from the ceiling, providing perfect illumination.
The ground floor is contained between two long concrete walls. These walls cut into the soil to accommodate two ‘conventional and modern’ volumes, connected by a corridor surrounding the empty greenhouse-stage. In the South there is a garden for the Good Life, to the North lurks the Grotesque Garden in the middle is the promising double height greenhouse.
Flexhouse is anything but a square box. The design features a floor plan that goes from wide to narrow to follow the railway lines and shape of the plot. The striking façade wraps around the building, drawing the eye continuously upward: the house never feels stiff or still, there are always elements drawing your eye throughout the space and to the views beyond.
The most important spatial interest of the complex is the heterogeneous, ambiguous and membranous space that appears between the two houses. The scenic load of this space is achieved through the exposure of domestic life circulating between floors.
Farther inside, we find the master bedroom, where again, white is the predominant color. Used not only in its floors and walls, but also in its furniture and in the fabrics covering the bed, it adds to the luminosity in an environment that already receives a substantial amount of light from the frontal glass walls, giving it a more intense sensation of openness.