“The optimisation of the project by taking advantage of what steel does best, i.e., its long spans and its frames. The pursuit of outstanding performance through logical thinking to improve comfort for the occupants.
Controlling the acoustics, creating a hushed atmosphere that is completely the opposite of what one would expect based on the technical options that were used. Doing away with cultural and aesthetic preconceptions to create a low mass construction, using sandwich panels, that goes against our western habits. Literally going to the root of the matter.
Instead of proposing a housing solution, design a house, that engages in a relationship with the world around it.
The house was literally developed around a shared “public” central space, from which the various private spaces fan out: the office, a space for the parents and a space for the children. The latter spaces are on the upper level, thereby clearly separating the daytime areas from the sleeping areas. A wide-open space: the space was opened up to capture even the smallest amount of solar energy and consequently extend the volume (from the inside to the outside) out onto the small exterior space, which was designed as a separate, distinct (garden) room”.