With some projects, the answers are obvious: with others, the answer is a challenge. A large site with a limited frontage, the challenge for Waterloo Street was to achieve a sense of secluded residence on a site with no frontage.

Each dwelling folds itself around a central courtyard: from the front, through the double height void, a gentle suggestion of the interior is revealed. Within, each room faces the courtyard, opening to a secluded and private space.

Sharp and white on the outside, the interiors give way to soft warm timbers against a sharp white base. The detailing is controlled and simple: contemporary and timeless. Each material selected stands proud with limited use: repeating the same subtle suggestions found upon approach to the dwelling itself.