Preserving the existing house’s street-facing boundary wall, stripped of its paint to reveal the original red brickwork, it forms the outer edge of the north-facing courtyard. This courtyard, accessible from the kitchen and dining area, serves as a central hub for the activities of the young family residing in the house. Every element within this space is carefully designed to meet social needs, from the generous concrete steps doubling as informal seating to the strategically positioned outdoor kitchen bench.
Much of the exterior elements are painted in white, enhancing the reflective quality of the color and accentuating the interplay between light and shadow, solidity and void. These features, expressed individually as basic forms like a spiral, trapezoid prism, square, rectangle, ziggurat steps, and planes, collectively resemble building blocks in a Russian Constructivist painting. They convey the dynamic nature of the space and the voids in between.