Brought out the new Sony A7r with a Canon 16-35mm lens to my site visit and just had a great time. It was the first time that nobody was around, and the architecture spoke instead of the construction.
The main floor of the house is rooted by the long linear “active wall”. The north facing wall starts at the living room, with the long linear fireplace and built in TV, and continues through the kitchen all the wall towards the dining room. At each location there is a play of positive and negative space as well as a juxtaposition of black and white.
Above is the long kitchen island with integrated Miele appliances behind. As a first, we have a Miele wine fridge too. A key element is also the long, linear clerestory window. It efficiently lights up the ceiling, and thus bouncing light deep into the space.
The view below is from thew top floor office. From here one can look down into the dining room, but most importantly, it acts as a light well. Due to the nature of the tight lot, we wanted to afford as much natural light as possible. There are actually two very large skylights that let in an immense amount of light.
And of course, the glass stair is completely done! On the ground floor we have exposed concrete floors and board formed concrete walls. In the top and bottom views you can get a glimpse of the private master bedroom deck. This alcove really affords great views while also maximizing privacy.Along the side of the stair is a tall, two story wall of glass, it continues onto the roof as a skylight.