This house is a timeless response to a raw and powerful landscape. A brooding concrete block, slashed and cracked, lies on the mountainside, establishing a poetic dialogue with the weathered sandstone mountain peak behind it. The house is punctuated by courtyards of different qualities, creating a series of blurred gradations of inside and outside space. The inside is washed with sunlight from above, with a light that is constantly changing. The massive concrete walls come alive in the light, luminous and other worldly. We wanted a sense of stillness and silence, of concentration and of deep feeling.