How in the design and building process did speech and words turn into lines and eventually building? What was it like to sit at the kitchen table in Reima Pietilä’s home? In the texts presented here the voices of many witnesses can be heard; the student, the employee, the partner; the colleague, the friend; in other words, Pietilä’s architecture is approached from many different directions. There are no short cuts trough this forest; the hiker sometimes proceeds trough impenetrable terrain. But the hiker is also able to stop at the top of high summits and enjoy unhidered views.