The project consisted of refurbishment and alterations to a private house form the 1960's. Interior and exterior have been altered, and new elements have been added. The client wanted an architecture in line with the new use of the dwelling - a contemporary home for a contemporary art collector - with an emphasis on modernity. His interest in art, sculpture in particular, has been important in the development of the project, and has affected the new expression of the house.
The three levels of the building are supported by two parallel cores - a fire core made in concrete and a water core made in aluminum. The concrete core gathers the fireplaces of the dwelling, while the water core gathers all the wet spaces. These two cores break through the plane of the roof and become parts of the exterior; one as a bathroom with a panoramic view, and the other as an outdoor fireplace. From the bathroom you can walk out into the Zen roof garden, over to the white concrete dining area.