높은 층고의 아파트는 대가족을 위한 탁자가 가운데를 차지하고 있다. 이 패밀리 테이블을 중심으로 실내는 친밀해지고, 그 외 별도의 구역으로 공간은 퍼진다. 대부분의 집안 내부는 검은 색 또는 흰색이 섞인 너도밤나무 베니어로 표현되었고, 높은 층고의 창문은 외부 나무 꼭대기를 활보하는 다람지를 살펴볼 수 있는 넓은 전망을 제공한다.
Layered space and translucent materials creating a deep space for living from the very exterior to the very interior.
A large family table measuring 1.5 x 3.0 m forms the center of the apartment. This open, double-height space is dominated by the wide outlook to the treetops outside, where well accustomed squirrels and birds frequently show up. The dimensions of the table alone allow family members to do be occupied with different activities around the same table – chatting, eating, doing homework – without interfering with each other, in the same social situation.
From this family table towards the interior, space becomes progressively intimate, with kitchen, lounge and library forming individual zones in a continuous social situation without separate rooms. Most interior surfaces are covered in black or white pigmented beech veneer.
The loft forms the most intimate zone of the apartment. Protected by half-transparent perforated steel panels on either side, one can have a complete overview of the social situation straight below, as well as the exterior beyond that.
The loft is designed for sitting and lying, with a wide, multifunctional bench/bed/table and low windows. In a standing position the loft space feels confined, but in a sitting or lying position the space becomes wider, while the proximity of the roof provides a sense of comfort and intimacy.