Architecture, Building and Structure Design Space in Layers Private Residence by ir F. A. la Rivière This low budget private residence, realised on a deep plot of land in the mountains of Aomori prefecture, would automatically be long stretched. The design strategy of introducing in-between zones, results in an exploration of a sense of openness and transparency by making the depth of the space visually measurable. The effect is a layering of space. A spatial quality that allows looking through several spaces and enhances the feel of extensiveness. From the entrance, one can see through the living room, dining area and the Japanese room into the garden in the back.