The effect is that the opening forms a niche, an area of deep shadow, further demonstrating Radic?s desire to break off from the current visual tradition of the home, which appears more contemporary, more disturbing, more aggressive here than in some of Koolhas? or van Berkel?s work.
The building is also clearly opposed to the serene, aseptic minimalism of much contemporary architecture.
So while the clear visual differentiation of the building?s various levels seems to recall David Chipperfield?s River & Rowing Museum, the home is radically differentiated from it in the almost brutal taste which not only imposes the architecture on the landscape, but uses asymmetries and distortions to make the building into a dynamic, alienating spatial experience, conceived in a way which could be seen as similar to the cultivated, contemporary ?cinematographic space? of Massimiliano Fuksas? architecture.