The working areas, the kitchen and the guest room were designed to not obstruct the continuity of the ceiling. Nevertheless the floor plan shows a clear subdivision into zones that follow a traditional pattern for a flat.
The lighting concept for the ceiling required the design of bespoke light fittings. The evenly lit ceiling now sets the stage for all the elements underneath. This lighting is complemented by indirect lighting in the entrance furniture and partitions as well as indirect up lighting in the kitchen and bathrooms.
The dominant element in the living room is the guest room. The shape of it is reminding of a vase that connects to a roof light. It has been manufactured from solid timber. The single timber pieces follow the double curved shape in alternating layers.
We wrote a visual basic script that creates a machine readable list of timber elements and has been used to cut the timber automatically with a machine intended for timber roof construction. The occasional gaps in-between the layers have been filled with untreated wool to maintain and improve acoustic insulation towards the living area.
The bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and a large bathroom is separated from the dining-room and living room area with a grand double door. The three rooms build one continuous interconnected space that creates privacy in a playful manner. Two large sliding doors allow the separation of the bathroom if required. The grand bath has been custom designed to build the center piece of the bathroom. A grand mirror allows views back to the living room.