Katherina Kolb. Modern House. February 03rd , 2017.
The top floor studio with its panoramic views and two roof terraces is the culmination of this seamless flow between inside and out.
In the same way, in the remainder of the apartment, a type of double wall was placed with large windows in order to maintain the space’s acoustic isolation and at the same time protect it from extreme temperatures.
In its exterior, the immense terrace that seems to seamlessly merge with the distant horizon dons a relaxing infinity pool, which succeeds in making the views from the house a real sight to behold.
A family is looking for a new home able to represent their trips around the globe, their desire to live in a garden and to embody the cinematic diversity of domestic life. The result is the design of two different houses on the same plot.
The prominent internal/ external relations in the design is expressed by pulling the roof beyond the structure’s contour, creating shade in the external sitting area. An analysis of the sun’s rays during the day determined the angles of the round light openings in the concrete ceiling, that serves as a built pergola. Each one of the openings is in a different angle, in order to maximize the shading in the sitting area.