A key decision was to elevate the primary living to capitalise on the views and at the same time to separate it from the necessary car circulation. This was achieved, with loose reference to sailing and catamaran hulls, projecting out and over the lower garage and apartment.
A rational plan continued to evolve, skewing and sliding as it responded to the site. This created a generous entry scoop on one side and a sheltered sunny deck with connection to the ground on the other.
The two copper sheathed hulls are held apart by the generous double-height entry. The guest is gracefully welcomed, drawn up by the light and the view is gradually revealed. External claddings are continued in this space, emphasising it as one of transition. One side is open-plan living, dining kitchen, and the other private bedrooms and study/living.