Interplay between interior and exterior worlds
The villa consists of two floors. The ground floor stretches across the plot, and features a wooden canopy that extends beyond the facade on all sides, keeping the place cool in summertime and helping to retain the heat in the winter. This provision allowed us to leave the entire southern facade transparent, resulting in an interior that is always awash with natural light and in communion with the lush, green world around it. The garage, kitchen, dining room, living room and library are situated on this floor, the individual spaces connected by a light and airy walkway that stretches in an unbroken line along the length of the glass facade and opens out onto the garden. Despite the level of exposure to the outside world, the interior feels intimate and secure, thanks to the wooden canopy. The bedrooms are upstairs, in a centrally positioned rectangular box with floor-to-ceiling glass walls on the east and west, providing the home’s occupants spectacular views of the ground floor’s roof garden and the surrounding forest.