This award-winning home hugs a central courtyard entrance to ensure living rooms and bedrooms all enjoy northerly sun. A screen-mesh wall creates a breezeway that links and ventilates all bedrooms.

The home’s steel-clad roof dips dramatically to the ground on one corner, sheltering the master bedroom from westerly sun and enhancing privacy without blocking views.

Other energy efficient features include the use of steel cladding with a polystyrene core – the same kind of effective insulation is used in cool rooms – which protects the concrete tilt panels from fluctuating external temperatures.

Photography Trevor Mein