Our client, a family of three, all had distinct criteria for the house. Each experience is articulated by a unique portal, responsive to the interior program and the framing of the gardens beyond. Working backwards through the wall section and detailing a tectonic language was established to refine and realize the diagram. Located in a compact bar along the north edge of the site, the house maximizes the open area while creating privacy from the adjacent neighbors. The frames are carefully choreographed as a backdrop for the various landscape experiences, including a pool. The parts become the whole.