Beach Service (1983) was a project that Xavier Vandrell authored at the tender age of 28. Through this early work, one can detect traces a future that will engage in a type of rhythmic rationalism. The plan and section offer evidence of an analytical mind, utilizing inflexible ingredients of necessity to compose directionality, pace and rhythm. These components of necessity include programmatic and structural elements that are immovable, and a grid is born by the positioning of these parts. This grid, however, does not do the work of indexing the groundwork – it does the work of a reasonable and organized set of surprises. Akin to the loose-fit or cartoon plans of SANAA in the cases of Moriyama House or Kanazawa Museum of Contemporary Art, the inscription of the frames contain elements of inflexible designations of use. It is the gap spaces between and outside the fixed moments of architectural program that we find the relief of fluidity.