The main living space is accessible from the street on the ground floor through a corridor of walls separating the garage and the kitchen spaces, two volumes that extend out from the main body of the building whilst being held in place by a large slab overhead.
The bedrooms are located on the first floor and are accessible via a timber staircase that cantilevers out of the back wall, which creates privacy from the neighbouring building. On the first floor, this wall houses the amenities including bathrooms and utility room, whilst the bedrooms are arranged to make the most of the sea views. Timber louvers pivot on metal rods outside the bedroom windows creating shelter from the sun, visually breaking up the building’s façade, and promoting natural ventilation and sea views.
Sandwiched between two horizontal slabs, the second floor spaces are extended outwards and create sheltered spaces in the garden below. The pergola balances on top of a garden wall which helps integrate the swimming pool into the whole design and thus reinforcing the connection between enclosed and green spaces. The house also includes the design of a basement with a self-contained living space with natural lighting, and a roof garden.
This design approach aims to get the most out of the site with a row of luxurious buildings that create a sense of large fluid spaces that connect the inside with the outside by promoting the sea views.