The challange of a courtyard dwelling in an urban environment is to manage the relationships between the building and the city as well as the building and the court. An L-shaped configuration in plan and section added to the complexity of the program.

To handle and exploit this complexity, I tried to establish a system of structural redundancy that I could work in and around to modulate the building's relationships while maintaining an essentially egalitarian distribution of spatial experiences across all four of the units.