This hillside site, set within a large farm with beautiful natural surroundings, featured a pre-existing building of no particular historical or architectural value. Planning regulations allowed the building to be entirely replaced, provided that the plot of land and the size of the building matched the existing structure exactly. This was the main restriction in designing the new building. The owners, the families of two brothers and their parents, who owned the property originally, required both privacy and communal spaces.
The design focused particularly on the environmental setting and the visual and functional relationship between the indoor and outdoor spaces and the natural surroundings. In addition, environmentally friendly technologies and building and decorating materials were used, with advanced systems installed to enable resources to be used responsibly and to provide optimal energy efficiency.