What could match the massive presence of Marte‘s concrete home, this raw, stony material, this self-contained unit? Oxidised steel: just as raw, just as authentic in its expression and its properties. The interior also creates an impression – wood surfaces, warm colours, fine pores. The new exterior structure, on the other hand, is masculine, striving skywards, rising up from the surrounding landscape like the neighbouring pear tree. A new space opens up between the two buildings, complemented by a pool in the ground – uncompromising, less sensible, but therefore all the more magical and sensuous. Oxidised steel on the walls and base, encased like in a suit of armour. You go through the library into the separate kitchen and then through the dining room. The little princesses can climb the newel stairs to their bedrooms, where they are presented with a view on one side of their parents’ protective house and, on the other, the nearby scenic forest. The spatial perspective mirrors this interplay of freedom and guidance.