From the process of mapping scenarios onto the site, the house develops. The inspirations are Le Corbusier, Beethoven, Egyptian Architecture, and the poetry of Oscar Wilde:
In a dim corner of my room for longer
Than my fancy thinks
A beautiful and silent sphinx has
Watched me through the shifting gloom.
Come forth my lovely languorous sphinx!
And put your head upon my knee!
And let me stroke your throat and see
Your body spotted like a linx!
And let me touch those curving claws of
Yellow ivory and grasp
The tail that like a monstrous asp coils
Round your heavy velvet paws!
(From “the Sphinx”)