The main idea behind the design of the duplex flat is that of hearth: a space which creates a center and order for life to happen. This central space is manifested as a double-height living area, which anchors a wooden staircase leading to the second level. The space is filled with light entering through a large skylight and careful position of apertures. All the spaces in the house stem from this central space, and most of the rooms in the house offer a direct visual connection to the hearth.
The home was designed to be as open as possible without compromising privacy. The spaces are clearly divided into formal and informal without being pragmatic or closed. The formal living areas, which are encountered upon entering, serve as the reference point for the other spaces.
The implementation of natural light was central to the design. Most openings are faced towards the south facade, which allows for diffused light to enter the spaces, particularly the kitchen, study, and family room. Moreover, large open spaces allow natural light and air to flow throughout the flat.
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