What the apartment did have on its side was ceiling height, but this had not been realised in the original layout of small rooms and alternate floor levels. Brooke chose to reduce the apartment down to just one bedroom, to give more room to the living area. The kitchen was also relocated and minimised, for compact and maximised storage space. To highlight the ceiling height and provide a soft segmentation, curved timber screening outlines the interior which Brooke says become giant lanterns of soft light in the absence of direct sunlight. The warming timber screens bring a practical element too, by concealing storage. Just like the screening, timber flooring alludes to the change from shared to private, in the bedroom, study and hallway. The materials selected reflect the client’s natural and minimalist preferences and need for longevity, durability and practical use.