The house in Melbourne, Australia was designed by Austin Maynard Architects as an open floor plan with private rooms. By constructing the house as three separate volumes, this open verse-private design was created. By stacking the three pyramid-style structures, the two volumes of the main level are separated by a walkway that connects the front and rear gardens. Other aspects of the private design of the open verse are the floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall glazing on the front and back, while the east and west sides are practically windowless. The terrace at the front of the house is open to the sky so a tree can grow through it. At the same time, it is closed to the elements so that homeowners can enjoy nature and stay dry on a rainy day.