Given the seriousness and brevity of the order, the studio set out to explore the architecture that could have a positive effect on restoring the residents' sanity. The designers had complete discretion in the design of the building structure and the design of the garden.
Several principles of naturalness were incorporated into the home concept: nature, natural light and fresh air. The design was based on 4 mutually stitched boxes, the enclosed space forming a Zen garden with an olive tree in the center.
Large glass sliding panels overlooking the backyard for ventilation and fresh air. The cozy bedrooms are intentionally located on the lower, darker floor. The spaciousness and views of the garden create a peaceful setting and make the main floor the perfect place for the family to relax.
Photo courtesy of Martin Gardner.