The children of the Villa Bollen have grown and they are really dependent on technology, they need a workspace itself, but this has caused increasingly distance themselves from their parents. It is therefore necessary a space to create a connection between the workspace of the children and activities of the parents, in a way that they can coexist and interact to foster family relationships.
In the renovation of the Bollen House one of the most important actions which involve its transformation to become a XXI century house is the action of working. This action depends on many factors and one of them is the position of the sun.
Once we know which is the ideal position of the sun for the activity we can use this knowledge to improve the performance that sun gives us by itself. Although the position is ideal, this does not mean that the amount of sunlight is so too, so we need a solar control system that enables us to adapt the light that the sun provides us depending on the context where we are and the needs of the moment.
The landscape surrounding the house must be present in all activities of daily life, even in the work, which also requires certain isolation from the rest of the house.
The result of the combination of these two requirements, solar control and relationship to nature, is a glass wall along with an adjustable opacity mesh that enables us to graduate the sunlight without losing the sight of the landscape outside.
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The house already has a connection with nature, actually the problem is how to introduce the work area in the house keeping it isolated from the rest of the house but maintaining the relationship with it to foster family relationships and having a relationship with nature.
A variable opacity glass partition separates a room in work area and family area with visual but not acoustic connection between them. This glass allows people working to become completely isolated from the house and it becomes an element of family relationship and a working tool to project images on it. This space has two tables which cross perpendicularly the glass, so that they can move them for using them in both areas.