At street level these opposing elements include the layering of different roof types.
"There is the solid cantilevered roof, which is topped by a high, louvred roof that is semi transparent. This in turn is overlapped by a dark charcoal steel framework that offers just a hint or suggestion of a roof."
Rechichi says the architecture also references the work of American architect Richard Meier, who is renowned for his bold, geometric designs that frequently feature the colour white.
"For this project, white elements are layered on both the exterior and interior. In some areas there is a very pure white, while in other places it deepens to a grey."
Surfaces on the interior are mainly polished plaster or Turkish limestone, which clads a double-height void that connects the two main living areas.
"The main entry to the three-storey house is at mid level, which we call the ground floor because it is accessed from street level," says Rechichi. "This is where we positioned the main outdoor living area, pool, sun terrace and outdoor kitchen, along with two bedrooms and a guest suite."
With expansive glazing across the entire end of the void and on the upper level, the lines between inside and out are blurred. A high louvred roof above the outdoor living area heightens this connection. The louvres close automatically when it rains.