The house encourages occupants to live consciously with their environment. The building envelope can be adjusted for seasonal comfort, bringing in light and fresh air, and moderating privacy and outlook. Downstairs, the building volume forms an eave, blocking out summer sun. A slab on the ground floor can store heat in winter.
The materiality imbues an affordable palette with elegance. Weatherboards are staggered like pleats, giving them a delicate, crafted quality, while Hebel blade walls are rendered in gentle hues.
This house provides good bones to its occupants. It favours good, simple proportions over architectural extravagances, and is simple, tasteful and restrained.