The strategy to meet the brief and concept involved creating a layered system of screens and frames that split the site and lift the living spaces of the house, creating views to green spaces and established gardens beyond. The site was a 200m2 landlocked warehouse, built to all boundaries and entered via a new residential development. Its a dense inner urban setting, where the design solution allows the notion of 'interior' to extend beyond the infill, to the periphery of the warehouse walls, inviting the outside in.
The 'interior', a considered reassembly of parts from the existing warehouse, creates an aesthetic of texture and warmth referencing the property's historical context. This new form steps back over three levels of built form, using the existing three storey wall to the south as one of its skins, for functional, aesthetic and sustainable qualities. This stepping form creates four levels of green space, with roofs of spaces below forming gardens for both thermal performance and the inclusion of greenery. Main living spaces are placed on level 1, capturing views, sun and neighboring greenery.