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This is a small house on a small urban lot for a couple who built, and continue to build, it themselves. The forms of garage/workshop and house are arranged to block out the parking lot and neighbors home while creating three distinct outdoor spaces: front garden, middle courtyard, and back woods. Inside, the living, dining and kitchen spaces all look out on one of the three outdoor spaces through large panes of insulating glass. The clients requested a maximum of light, sustainable non toxic materials, maximum insulation on a budget and ease of construction.