This two-generation home was designed for a family who shares a love for two particular cars, an Alfa Romeo 155 and 157. This site, with its extremely large 19 meter, south-facing street condition, gave rise to the idea of a “Façade Design”, a focal point of this project. The center of activity within the home lies in the Living, Dining, and Kitchen area, all of which was raised to the second level. The washrooms and utilizes serves as the core of the home, allowing each family a separate horizontal division within the design. The concrete constructed core is left as and finished to express this material, the material that allowed for the freedom to the extent of apertures within the residence. Although the core and washrooms areas are designed to be shared, the kitchen takes into consideration of the future separation of the families and is designed with two separate utilities systems. The entire floor is designed without closing off any rooms or activity spaces, creating a flexible and open plan for this two-generation home.
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