The project was inspired by the client’s Sri Lankan heritage. Materials are simple and authentic. Floors are burnished concrete. Brick walls combine new bricks and bricks salvaged from an old fireplace. Timber walls are white washed plywood, allowing the grain add patterning. Darkness and shadow are seen as positive. The plan reinforced a casual lifestyle, focused towards family, friends and community. A back stair becomes the pivot point, linking a back door, studio and existing living space.