This project involved the reconstruction of a Victorian timber workers cottage on a site measuring 8m x 30m. The design of the large 2-storey extension with a skillion roof is concealed by the existing façade from the front street view. The result was an inverted plan with living area and balcony over bedrooms and garage. With a core consisting of a large void and pond, the residence has ample light, outlook and natural ventilation, defying the sites’ congested characteristics. This void also defines the differing zones for the occupants of varying age groups to co-exist privately. These zones are further reinforced by full height sliding partitions.