A for-ever home: A gentle, sociable couple full of energy and optimism invited Studio Memo to futureproof the ground floor of their 1930’s residence. The lady of the house is wheelchair bound and requires various automated systems to assist her in life and living. Therefore the main architectural principles for the design revolve around accessibility: both physically and visually.
A feeling of privacy can at times come under pressure when living solely on the ground floor, while having an active social life with many guests stopping by each week. We have therefore opened up the space by removing a wall at the front end of the residence. This allows for two routes and two zones: one of a more private nature, the other to accommodate social activities.
The large kitchen with height-adjustable countertops and specialized appliances defines a transition area between the social front-room and more private living area. A guest room/ office, private bathroom and the couple’s bedroom are situated on the East-side of the plan. Large automated sliding doors open to a deck and garden.