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The clients commissioned the architects to renovate their existing home and bring more natural light into the artwork-filled interior. In order to solve the problem of the gloomy south-facing terrace, the architect introduced two tall sculpted roof forms with a low southern profile. The “light cannons” draw northern light into the interior, referencing the architecture of Le Corbusier’s La Tourette.

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Besides the increased amount of natural light, the renovation introduced another 22 square meters (236 square feet) to the existing footprint, creating more functional spaces. The large area at the rear remained as the living space, while no new bedrooms were added.

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The architects hollowed out the courtyard and enlarged the upstairs storage space to become a master bedroom and ensuite. The color palette reflects the occupations of the residents-the clients are both doctors of chemistry-and consists of white surfaces with dark details.

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Photos by Katherine Lu