The relationship to the site is the starting point for all architecture. Arranged around an interior garden space, this residence was located on a quiet street in Point Grey, Vancouver. The floor levels were arranged to provide on-grade access to the south facing garden terrace, while the over-all height conformed to the rather low street-scape at the front. Eaves were wide and sheltering, and the glass walls and most of the windows are south facing to the garden. A skylight was added to the roof on north side, over the living room. Arranging the glazing in this way provided brightness to the interior and privacy, while maximizing passive solar heating.