The designer has achieved excellence and innovation given the ambitious client brief and site constraints. The ‘M8 Project’ is aptly named with the creation of an entertaining area any mate would be proud to join. The judges were impressed with the custom-designed and detailed steel, providing strength and durability. The structure tilts to the east to capture morning sun, yet stops overlooking from its two street frontages. The design opens the home to views, yet protects both the home and outdoor living area from northern exposure. In addition to the innovative design response, there is a significant aesthetic improvement to the existing home on a modest budget.