The primary goal was to create a building that embraced the light and access to the outdoors while shielding views from surrounding houses. A courtyard approach was devised, allowing parts of the building to reflect either towards the water, garden, or itself. Transparency is introduced in the east/west main axis of the house, allowing for light throughout the day to filter through. A series of sliding landscape walls at the entry allow for meandering approach, collection a series of gardens on the east side. The west opens up to terrace, pool, and pond beyond.