The client owns a plot on a steeply inclined mountainside site approximately 350m from the beach front. The primary views are out into the Indian Ocean towards an Island to the northwest. The client approached us to design a family house with guest accommodation. A number of different designs were prepared during the scheme design stage. This design is part open plan and part cellularised with the living accommodation on the top floor and the sleeping and guest accommodation below. The design uses a series of planes to define the enclosure with daylight and sun penetration carefully controlled using a series of louvred sliding panels.