The spatial programs have been joined to form a simple shape with a distinct identity becoming a natural element in the local surroundings.
1. The dock is a place for cultural and recreational purposes. It is a flexible surface for activities close to the water, which can be utilized for a multitude of purposes. This is why the intention is to leave the largest area possible untouched.
2. A band defines the perimeter of the new house, floating above the ground, framing a horizontal view towards the harbour. Contact to the harbour is ever-present in the new house. At the same time the quay is kept intact and flexible. The possibility of alternating between indoor and outdoor according to season is established.
3. At certain points the band is pulled down to close the surface or raised to allow access, light and views. The band is squeezed at the middle and through this operation a large public exterior space is created on each side of the building.
4. The roof of the band is pushed down establishing a roof-top-terrace. Shielded by the parapet you can observe the harbour. A maritime atmosphere is established and gives the impression of being on the wooden deck of a ship.
5. All the service functions of the house have been gathered in a core accommodating facilities such as kitchen, storage, offices, toilets, etc. The size of the core in plan is minimal, only occupying a small part of the dock and allowing for the rest of the building to be one large flexible space.