The location of this residence overlooks a semi-rural residential estate. The brief for the residence was to create a contemporary statement with dramatic forms, yet an elegant insertion into this hillside landscape. Of key importance for our client was a sense of privacy and integration and grounding of the built form into the stunning natural environment. Simultaneously the programmatic arrangement and internal articulation had to achieve a luxurious and refined standard of living. View opportunities of the mountains was to be maintained yet achieve full solar orientation in designing a cost effective residence for a young family.