This steep sloping corner site generated a wholly unique arrangement of space, not typical to the city—a San Francisco house where the main ideas expressed are transparency, sunlight, and a direct connection to nature. The house will integrate photovoltaic panels, a sod roof, and 25' timber bamboo growing through the house. The main garden space is a ‘slice’ of urban green that plays off the boldness of the architecture. There is an emphasized tension between the vertical + horizontal, the static and the dynamic (plants + water), and the play of light and shadow. This serene space exists within the chaos and complexity of the urban fabric. In the garden the plant forms are expressed in much the same way you would find in a forest whereby the plants are searching for light and space opportunities from beneath a large canopy (in this case a house).