It was more than an aesthetic exercise. It was a spiritual retreat, a place to cleanse body and soul.
The architecture is strongly connected with nature. The garden with is forest like atmosphere was the starting point in the project.
Entering the gravelled entrance courtyard from the street, you leave the outside world behind.
Natural materials of the interior in dark tones absorb the sunlight like a forest.
The atmosphere is influenced by the Japanese culture of semi dark shadowed rooms where the colours seem damped and the glow comes from within.