The house was conceived as a cantilevered box that appears to float above the ground, like the branches of a tree. And like a tree the space below it offers shelter to those living under its protection. By enclosing this space all domestic activities can be accommodated into one subdivisable living area. Above, the bedrooms are arranged around an inner top lit volume, creating a single interlinked space.
The original concept of using off shutter concrete throughout was compromised during construction to reduce the contract period and save costs. Changes to the overall layout were made and the areas of glazing were also reduced at the client’s request.