This is an intermediate terrace house, which typically means deep narrow plans with limited daylight and ventilation. With this design, we sought to maximize daylighting into the heart of the house, thus we proposed the concept ‘small house – big atrium’By inserting a generous atrium into the centre of the house, we were able to give every room double openings to the exterior and to the atrium. This perpetuated the idea of openness and maximized cross ventilation through the house. To enhance this further, we transformed the typical bedroom door into a large single leaf sliding panel for the master bedroom, increasing the opening size and ventilation at the same time.The overall material palette is limited natural finishes, such as the brick party walls, fair-face concrete, timber claddings and black metal.Another key design feature is the split level connectivity between dining-kitchen-living. This approach combines the three key spaces into one large entertainment central, easily accommodating 60 persons for family gatherings. The house never fails to surprise the first time visitors with its generous interior space on such a limited plot size.