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Commissioned by the Department of Housing and Works and the then Government Architect Geoffrey London, these four (social) houses re-investigate the lost tradition of sensitive, environmentally responsive and private courtyard houses. The common driveway becomes an exploration of thresholds where the life of the private dweller interacts with the semi public realm through the bleeding of architectural devices.