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The 2 in 1 house derives its name from its spatial layout, which splits the building into two separated dwellings that are connected by a series of shared spaces. The communal areas, which help preserve privacy on both sides of the house, include a cave-like space in the basement, an atelier on the ground floor, and an upper terrace on the first floor. The bedroom types comprise a variety of different styles, from the playful boat bunk beds to an elegant bedroom suite with a terrace.

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Although the exterior is clad in metal, cross-laminated timber lines the interior to create a pleasant and cozy atmosphere. Large windows are strategically placed to take advantage of natural ventilation and cross breezes. South-facing rooms and windows reduce the need for artificial lighting and heating. The energy-efficient house is powered by geothermal energy sourced from underground waterways.

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