2016 Canterbury Architecture Awards Winner
This compact, well-appointed "pad" sits on a long and narrow inner-city site; it is, thanks to the clever planning of carefully composed and flexible spaces, a surprising private residence. With interior spaces that open up to north- and west-facing courtyards, the spatial qualities of this small home are amplified right out to the site boundaries. This provides a good example of how a small footprint can be made to feel much larger through the clarity of relationships between inside and out. With help from a simple palette of honest materials and site-surrounding mature trees, the architects have created a haven that seems far removed from reality of the inner city setting.