We wanted to design the home around the site’s wedge-like shape, and use the boundaries of the property to their utmost potential by making the best use of the space within them. By pushing the walls of the property to the boundary to create an internal courtyard, is protected from views from the street and neighbouring properties. However, despite being surrounded by walls on all sides, the courtyard doesn’t feel cramped or enclosed, due to the use of windows and greenery. This design allows light in, as wells as visibility from the outside without compromising privacy. Timber cladding on the upper sections of the building accentuates the graceful, floating effect of the roof, and help to make the house feel bigger than it is. In terms of interior design, the finishes are modern and streamlined, intended to connect each part of the home to balance the living and sleeping areas. We worked hard to ensure the building does not present as an imposition on the land, and the sustainable principles pursued in its construction are consistent with the sensitivity of the design approach.