House for a family. The fence creates a safe zone where the architect's younger brother Hans, who has Down's syndrome, can play.
This private courtyard house was designed and built by the architect while he was still a student, for his mother and his brother Hans, who has Down’s syndrome. Most of the original trees on the wooded suburban site were retained. The house and its outbuildings shelter an open courtyard where openings and views inwards and outwards give everyone the opportunity for both freedom and security.