The building is highly crafted and detailed. There is an obsessive attention to crafted joints both in the wood and concrete. In order to design this home it was necessary to fly to Bangkok and Chang Mai, inspect timber mills and carpentry workshops and instruct Thai craftsmen on how to prepare the timber strips for on-site assembly. The shuttering of the fair-faced concrete was particularly ambitious. From the street only the floating wooden box is visible. The issues of openness and privacy are addressed through the contrast between the transparent and public ground floor and the highly private wooden first floor.