Corben Architects converted a large empty warehouse into a residence to accommodate a couple and their three teenagers. The design of the warehouse revolves around a newly created courtyard that brings sunlight and natural ventilation into the primary living areas and to all the bedrooms. The design of the interiors is minimalist, laconic and very eye-catching. Storage and appliances are contained in black poly and stainless joinery on the first floor. The main entrance and stair have been encapsulated by a piece of black and walnut joinery providing useful storage and containing the air conditioning units. Some ESD features of the warehouse are a rainwater tank, photovoltaic panels and solar hot water. The courtyard can be closed off with remote controlled retractable awnings.