The magic of the Flow House designed by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design lies not just in its physical transformation, but in the artful orchestration of space and light. While the home is modest in width, measuring less than five meters, and with an additional 230-square-metres, it defies these limitations through an intricate interplay of compression and expansion. Tight interstitial spaces yield an intimate embrace, only to gracefully unfold into voluminous rooms adorned with lofty ceilings – an arrangement that delights and surprises at every turn.
The inspiration behind the design is deeply rooted in the homeowner’s vocation as a ceramicist, and this influence resonates throughout the home. A harmonious fusion of Scandinavian and Mediterranean elements is evident in the warm white oak woodwork, concrete and Carrara marble accents, and handcrafted clay pendants. Against a backdrop of clean white walls, the family’s cherished art collection, sculptures from local artisans, and mementos from global voyages find their place, each piece woven into a narrative that is both personal and inviting.
A captivating visual journey within the Flow House is guided by its fluid contours, which artfully juxtapose the traditionally rectilinear architecture. A helical staircase stands as the heart of the home, a mesmerizing focal point that transcends all four floors. Bathed in natural light from a skylight above, the graceful winding balustrade and natural oak treads cast ever-shifting shadows, a dance between light and form that evolves with the passing hours.
Not merely a showcase of aesthetics, the Flow House embraces sustainability and well-being as essential design principles. Sustainable systems and materials seamlessly integrate to promote both environmental consciousness and occupant comfort. Expansive windows, skylights, and mahogany-framed sliding glass doors bring the outdoors in, fostering abundant natural light, ventilation, and a seamless connection to nature.