Definitely, for studio MWA, Wilkins new residence was one of the most challenging and demanding residential projects. From start project had imperative and goal to celebrate good, functional, innovative, sustainable, brave and imaginative architecture, different than ordinary, which push boundaries of everyday stereotype.One of first client’s requirements through brief was to not only design new house, but to create HOME and make it unique & special.Initial brief for family home included: double garage, 4 bedrooms including master suite with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, studio (as possible bedroom), a further two bathrooms - ensuite, separate visitors toilet, separate space for TV (not just home theatre), open plan formal living dining area, open plan family living kitchen area (kitchen with butler’s pantry), protected – sheltered terraces for outdoor living etc. Spaces should be comfortable and functional with opportunities for different configurations and organizations. New created urban block is located in prestigious Wellington old suburb of Khandallah. Slopping site comprise over 700 m2 of land at bottom of new created cul-de-sac. Rectangular shape of land has big easement with over 300 m2 at back of site as City Council protection as native reserve. Through middle of site is already laid main City Council rainwater and sewer drains what limited depth for excavation. Standard outer residential rules from Wellington City Council applied for distances for building from boundaries and height control plane restrictions. Access on site, magnificent main view towards Wellington harbor (south orientation), access to reserve bush and general orientation with clients’ brief and budget, give you first impression about the complexity required to work within. Quality relationship between the client and architect is one of the crucial key for successful Project. Openness, transparency and appreciation of different opinions with same goal to achieve quality Project for family in 21 century result with home (spaces) which will inspire, provide shelter, give opportunity to dream, to play, to love, to invite and meet others. We designed “yesterday” and build “today” for use from “tomorrow”, what takes huge responsibility to allow evolution of family and every day human requirements. Knowing above details, helps to understand “why” we incorporated in our design elements like lift, non standard with for doors, many terraces on different levels in same level with interior spaces, big sliding walls-doors, created very open home with simple and easy inside and out flow, capturing magnificent views, why we choose specifically materials for interior and exterior finishes etc. etc. Like on all our studio MWA projects, site context is one of the most influential elements in overall design. We strongly believe that each and every design comes from mix of ideas combining unique final result. Lots of research we put in each and every design and we always try to collect as much as possible information to be able to address & find the best solution for clients brief.Orientation of building, access, internal space connections – horizontal and vertical, result with some very unique design solutions, relatively non standards for residential Projects, including entry hall – tree story high void, glass bridge, over 9 m high water fall feature with small tropical garden and pond, sculptural resolution for internal steps, extensive terraces and decks on variety of levels providing variety of outdoor activities, capturing in same time view, gain shelter and protection against wind are just some of design re-solutions.