The covered area is lined with wood on all sides. On two sides of the courtyard, densely planted ‘walls’ filter incidental light into the private rooms of the CEO and into the meeting room via its buffer zone terrace.
Although the floor plan appears to be very simply organized to correspond with the existing structure, it actually results in a spatial complexity with sophisticated transition zones that establish a diversity of interior–exterior relationships. The three spaces of the CEO area are oriented to the open landscape to the south, allowing a view toward a generous and lushly planted zone extending in a gently modulated landscape to the horizon. The transition zone between landscape and building is expressed with a shallow pool and a covered terrace. All three spaces – meeting room, office and private retreat – are fully glazed to this transition area, divided only by the dark verticals of the glazing frames. The landscape thus appears as a painted triptych scene. The surface of the pool reflects the sky into the rooms, while the smooth transition between interior and exterior reinforces the illusion of an enormous space extending from the building to the edge of the landscape.