The layout is designed to encourage interactions between different spaces and across all levels. Instead of keeping all floors separate with just a single staircase as an access and connector, this layout uses cut-outs in slabs, double height spaces and 3 different staircases to merge one space into another. This way the home would feel like a single unit instead of 3 different apartments.
The patio is taken a floor lower than the existing to utilize it with the living spaces.
The staircase. elevator, bathrooms and storage are arranged centrally as they require little or no natural lighting.
All 5 bedrooms and 5 en-suites are located inside the building and the existing garden shed is removed and replaced by a seating area with a canopy or a Vergola.
The north wall of the building has a strip of space acting as a light well. This part of the building has a possibility of skylights at the top. The skylights run from the entrance foyer up to the living area. It serves to lit up the spaces along its length through all three floors. Also plumbing and ducting can be easily concealed in this strip of space. It could be covered by fixed glass or mechanical louvres at the top, in which case it can be used for rain water collection.
Other notes are mentioned in the drawing sheets. To get the best possible readability on the drawings, if needed to print them out, I suggest using an A1 size of paper per sheet.
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