The projects make no attempt to (dis)solve the existential tension of these four human conditions. Rather, the textual interpretation gives form to architecture. With each house I have thus been searching for a direct relationship between the spatial organization, the structure and the interpretation of the literary text. The first house develops the idea of vulnerability as an architectural means. The second house expresses, through a complex three-dimensional layout, the tension between protection and control. The third house works as a spatial instrument reacting, and changing according to the unstable relations within a family. The fourth house concentrating on the most essential rituals of life as starting points for spatial territorialisation.