Located in a suburban settlement on Ljubljana's outskirts, House SB is not at all a typical Slovenian single-family house. The architects opted for a patio typology with two wings on different levels framing a small garden area. While the house opens welcomingly towards its surroundings, its street face is almost standoffish. But unlike traditional houses, House SB is not hidden from curious passers-by behind a fence. Instead, the house itself is designed as a fence that keeps street life at distance. The light-filled living area in the upper wing is an open loft space that contrasts with the seclusion of the bedroom area below. At the intersection of these two overlapping volumes one can appreciate the complexity of the house. A rigorous use of materials (the whole house, including pitched roof and terrace, is clad in larch wood planks) and lack of decoration give the architectural concept its strength. Everything unnecessary has been omitted leaving the surfaces smooth and abstract.