"The new space was that space which was the quickest, the most fleeting, the most compressed, the shortest distance, the present. It was meant to heighten the fact that we are continuously going in and out of the past and future, cyclical. We never stop to contemplate the present for we can not; it passes too quickly. I poured all the multiple meanings I could into this small structure; it was a direct confrontation and challenge to a society that in architecture only celebrated the third dimension. In a way, ironically, this house had to do with the “idea” of the present, the celebration of the two dimensional; it was leading and condensing to a point. It had to do with time." J. Hejduk