Residence M is built on a small site, requiring an inventive approach in order to maximise the yield. This minimalist home has expanded its walls to sit almost flush to the property boundaries, creating an unexpectedly big-small house that brings the outdoors inside through two internal courtyards.
The home’s south-and south-west-facing courtyards are critical to the design in more ways than one. In order to function, the outdoor courtyards had to feel like an interior living space, which was achieved with a seamless transition of floors, creating continuous movement and a flow of materials from the inside to the outside.
Residence M’s well-informed plan brings the outdoors inside while remaining seamlessly secure,it breathes while remaining insulated, and follows the hard-earned tradition of grappling with design challenges without resorting to adornment, resulting in a home that looks timeless and effortlessly simple.