The Garden Apartment by Gianni Botsford Architects is an amazing transformation of two single story apartments into one duplex apartment. What really struck a chord with me was the pillar of light running through the building. “The light is in the form of a central, enclosed garden of three levels that sits within the building, surrounded by the living spaces. Designed as an atrium, with a giant opening skylight, the 7 m by 2.5 m space is planted on the lowest “living” level; it includes a swing above; before breaking out onto a roof terrace. The space brings the outside in – a garden ascending through the house.” Who wants to take a ride on the swing?