A light-filled central void
The interior is arranged around a large, double height void with a translucent roof. The orientation of the villa and gradient of the roof are calculated to ensure that only north light, with its controlled value shifts, is admitted from above and through the glass façade, thereby creating ideal conditions in the studio for painting. The ground floor, where the studio is located, is mainly devoted to “public” functions, in that it is where the couple receive guests, mount exhibitions and chamber concerts, and where the large, open-plan kitchen and dining room are located. The living room shares the same floor, but is slightly more secluded and located off to one side so that it opens out onto the terrace.