Materials were chosen to reflect the concept of a small, strong building that’s both defensive and private. The office plinth is clad in Sydney sandstone, while the bedroom and living levels are clad in copper, which over time, will develop a rich patina of colour variations.
Inside, the challenge was to give the relatively compact interior an atmosphere of substance and warmth, without overlaying too many textures. The living room’s concrete floors are warmed with exposed timber ceiling beams and western red cedar windows and doors. Kitchen joinery is timber with dark stone bench tops.