This award winning house prototype is designed around the concept of an outward focus on the north and south facades, and inward focus on a courtyard. When one enters the house, these elements align creating a clear understanding of the spaces, while the inward/outward awareness constantly shifts, giving the occupant a richly woven experience in an elemental, sophisticated space. The east and west walls are as solid as the north and south walls are open. These walls along with the roof create the structural sleeve that contains the living spaces. Where the north and south walls connect through the home and beyond, the east and west walls create privacy and a sense of shelter.