The client wishes to realize 6 apartments on a modest site in the centre of Wervik (STEP 1). We suggest constructing 4 duplex apartments on top of 2 ground floor units. The building envelope is thereby limited to two floors with saddle roof (STEP 2). The volume is finished with an articulated facade that continues the street front as decorum (STEP 3). The upper apartments are provided with built-in terraces that act as full-size outdoor rooms (STEP 4). The result is a modest building block whose content is read in the expressive outer shell (STEP 5).