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 opportunity, and I hope I will have opportunities to build others in the future, 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 giving me the assignment, but all of them, fortunately for me, did not want to accept to her request. They were certainly afraid of the reaction of their colleagues, and insisted on "improving it", giving a "modernist" touch to the whole so as not to attract criticism.

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