The client specified that the garden be the direct focus of the project, due to its significant part in their decision to retreat from city life. Our proposal creates a vertical addition to the garden, where indoor and outdoor spaces gradually blend and interact.
The triangular foot print is the result of a steep slope that diagonally crosses the site.
It was important to avoid creating a shady northern side to the house that would make gardening problematic, therefore the Garden House faces only east, west and south, investing in the southern side with a long, open façade.
A double height winter garden also functions as a natural pre-heater for circulating fresh air.