The house is built along a country road between two village churches. The lot is wide and deep, sloping to the street. The question of how a rural house should look like today was inevitable. What you would expect here is a small farm , parallel to the street , and a barn behind . We wanted to make something that is not stranger than that . We contracted the volumes into a compact envelope, which left traces in the facades . A split-level exploits the height difference between street and lot , so that even without defensive plantings the house receives its privacy . The smaller rooms are stacked along the front , while the living rooms are fully developing under the incorporated barn roof . Spatial separations - between kitchen, dining room and terrace , between dining room and living room, sitting room and study room, between study and bedrooms – are bringing different spheres in the ‘Raumplan’, but put them into perspective , so that the consistency of other angles remain liveable . Abstraction is tempered, rustic and civil reminiscences make the interior tolerant. Airtight, low energy, robust and renewable materials, the house conserve valuable resources and intended to last long.