I still find Heide II the closest precedent to what we've talked about to date, particularly for its type as a house/gallery. This doesn't make it exempt from criticism though, here's my list of pros and cons:
- Engagement with the landscape through walls framing views.
- Material language. Concrete blockwork and timber decking.
- Flow of space.
- Treated too much as a sculpture itself, not to be reconfigured or modified.
- A space-planning failure. Great gallery, but an awkward house.
- Material language may also be a bad thing, associations with depressing 60's housing.