Design brief was to create a minimalist building rich in material and texture making the most of the small lot and limited northern aspect. The house utilised commercial building techniques such as precast concrete walls in the basement excavated hard up against the boundaries. The use of industrial concrete balanced against softer timbers provides a clean environment which brings a focus to the external aspects of the home. Minimalist glazing and specialty sliding door systems which conceal the framing was deliberately employed to accentuate this feature.
The selection of materials and finishes was to be of the highest quality and integrity with the client being very discerning. There are no compromises in a quality over quantity philosophy briefed for this home. The devil is in the detail with glazing junctions, flush thresholds and curved timber elements just to name a few.