Open Space

Siena

A tiny space (50 m2) with only one Front Elevation (towards the street), just one light and ventilation direction. The design was meant to protect the privacy of the tenants, still enabling them to look out and enjoy the street view and people passing by. There is a clear separation between day and night activities. At the ground level there are a living room and a dining area. A master bedroom and bathroom suite are located in the gallery, above passers-by eye level. 
 

The large front window raised a significant challenge, making of it the main aesthetic detail, based on the rough texture of the brick wall and its contribution to the unique atmosphere. 

Architecture starts as you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe