As a result of the urban regulations the volume reflects two simple houses. But what one would not suspect is that the interior division between the houses is not a straight line. This needed an answer on how to embrace it instead of seeing it as an obstacle.
The center of a double house always catches less light. The clients wanted to bring in light in these parts, not through the classical roof solution but more connected with views in- and outside.
By disconnecting spaces we created voids and brought the daylight into the center of Split Houses. In addition, the separation between the spaces created an acoustical disconnection between the parents and the children.
The positioning of the program and voids defined the openings towards the surrounding giving it a specific identity. Split Houses blend within their surroundings, yet the facade gives a hint of a different reality inside.