Thickening a building’s skin to act as insulation would seem counterintuitive considering that space is such a precious commodity. The design, then, incorporates storage solutions such as shelves and cabinet space into the voids created by recessing windows, incidentally serving as an added heat buffer, to offset the loss of space. Recessed windows in tandem with louvers diffuse light and prevent a substantial amount of heat gain keeping this family home cool and yet well lit all day. The concept of shared spaces also features centrally in this family home. Distinct and separate spaces that adjoin each other share a core space to facilitate interaction and gives the space a sense that it’s bigger than it really is.