in order to maximize the spatial experience within most of the interior, walls are removed to retain an open living space which extends over the first two floors of the villa designed by rotterdam-based barcode architects. on the first of three levels, comfortable spaces are provided for receiving guests, while the second floor situates intimate and private areas with an open plan kitchen, study, and lounge area.
a large atrium connects the two layers and provides space for an exclusive, double high exhibition wall with an impressive amount of artifacts. the wooden staircase is placed as a freestanding piece of furniture within the divide, guided by a six meter tall piece of glass. the glazed element separates the kitchen and the entrance lobby from the rest of the house and offers exciting plays of light and shadow. ‘from any point in the villa, there is a clear view towards the sky and the green. combined with the ‘lofty’ floor plan, it delivers the house with a unique transparency and qualities.’ says barcode architects.