This new house in the built-up, beach-side suburb of Coogee, NSW, required clever management of privacy and views. Designed by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects, the house, for a young family, was to be robust, livable and light filled but with a layering of spaces that provided flexibility, separation and privacy. Internal courtyards offer light and ventilation, operable perforated screens provide privacy from neighbours and containment,...