The design concept is based on retaining the harmonic proportions
of the G80 in combination with a more sporty side profile.
Designed in an ultimately unhappy collaboration with Stonborough's brother and philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, the house combines Engelmann's interest in harmonic proportions
and symmetry (learnt directly from Adolf Loos) with Wittgenstein's obsessive attention to detail and overt expression of bare bulbs, ventilation grills and lift mechanisms.
Accepting the ancient Pythagorean and Platonic idea that man and the universe, or the microcosm and the macrocosm, were constructed on the same harmonic proportions
, Ficino believed that music could capture planetary influences and transmit them to humans.
"Most of you think of harmonic proportions
, simplicity and elegance.