The core project concept was to maximise the available site area of each house without impacting on the amenity of adjoining dwellings. The garden is an integral part of the overall design, an interlocking mirror image of the house plan. By ‘introverting’ the garden area into the house the site area is maximised while minimising impact on adjoining dwellings.
The ‘openness and transparency’ of the south and west facades at ground floor level juxtapose sharply with the ‘closed’ treatment of the solid brick planes of the east and north facades enclosing these inward looking sculptural volumes. The uncompromising outward facades project a determination to ensure the privacy of those inside and of their neighbours.