Plates house is situated in the rich natural landscape of West Vancouver's British Properties Neighborhood. The rich nature surrounding the project site inspired the designers to utilize transparency and blur the line between inside and outside of the house. A free standing concrete wall offset from the north façade creates a privacy from the street views as well as creating a gap for a green court, a water fall feature, and the suspended entry to the house over the waterfall. While the overall minimalistic approach to the design aims to let the natural surrounding be the main visual attraction for the inhabitants. At the same time, this minimalistic and rather contrasting white presence creates a striking image from the outside.