The steeply sloping site in St. Magdalena, Linz, is characterized by its topographical and rurban condition. It is „in the middle of nature“. The basic idea accentuates the clean cut between nature and built space – while keeping the green thicket at a distance. Understood as a „cultivated clearance“, a flat garden space unfolds behind the single family house. The pavilion-esque living space sits on top of the building and opens up to the garden. The exposed south facade is regulated by a filtering layer. This curtain out of perforated metal sheets covers the whole south facade. The changing needs of the inhabitants as well as the protection against sun define the animated – „living“ – facade.