This house is part of a catalogue of houses called WeBuildHomes which is set up by Dutch architecture firm Space & Matter. The concept is based on the fact that high class architecture is currently only available for the rich. Therefor architecture firms were asked to design a house based upon a generic base so that people would have thousands of unique designs to pick from. Studioninedots commissioned me to design one of them. The idea for the Vertical Garden House is that in a sequence of row houses which will be its context, the facade steps back on every floor. The setbacks make room for plants. Together they provide a pleasant break in the stringent rhythm of the street. On the inside of the house the windows reach the floor so that the plants are visible and will provide soothing shadows in the rooms.