House in Bettborn

In the life of an architect it is rare to have the opportunity to build a neo-Palladian villa. I had this happiness, and I hope I would still have the opportunity to build others, so it was a pleasure.

The client knew exactly what she wanted to build when she came to see me. She had approached several architects before assigning me the assignment, but all of them, fortunately for me, were moods and did not want to accede to her request. They were certainly afraid of the reaction of their colleagues, and all insisted on "improving it", giving a "modernist" touch to the whole so as not to attract criticism.

Without complexity, and with much humility and pleasure, I agreed to help this client realize what she instinctively knew was right.