The brief was to provide space for a growing family and privacy to teenagers and adults alike. The clients wanted to give some acknowledgement of the homes coastal position as the existing façade gave no suggestion of the homes proximity to the beach and the active, outdoor lifestyle of its inhabitants.
Sustainability was a key issue. The brief called for low toxic materials, products that were not manipulated in the carbon buy back, double glazing and extensive insulation , prior to the 6 star requirements. Maximizing passive solar design and water recycling were imperative to the brief.