The design of the villa was formulated according to the seemingly antonymous concepts of privacy and openness. The orientation of the villa ensures total privacy, while maximising existing views, conveying a sense of openness and of belonging to nature. There is a sense of DISCOVERY as one follows the tree-lined road leading up to the villas. The villa presents its built volume as a solid core and it is only upon crossing the threshold that one suddenly experiences the expanse of double-height volume and the indoor-outdoor feel. Landscape and lighting design play an essential role in the project. Skylights create indoor courtyards bathed in natural light, adding an element of excitement to indoor spaces. Outdoor areas and even indoor courtyards, the staircase and dining courtyards, abound with greenery. The open floor plan makes the living and dining room, swimming pool and deck areas feel like an extensive lounge. The boundaries between indoors and outdoors disappear, as every room opens up to a private outdoor space.