Our client required a house that was sensitive to its environment while also capable of resolving security and privacy issues from the busy street and car park opposite.
We set the residence back behind the liquidambar tree in the front yard, creating an open, north facing garden that provides a buffer to the street.
The design places a protected courtyard at the centre of the residence. Easily accessible from each part of the house, this approach allows the courtyard to act as both a focal point and a natural corridor.
In addition to connecting all sections of the house, the courtyard also takes advantage of naturally available light and ventilation, providing an abundance of warmth and sunlight in both the central courtyard and the rear living areas.