Gyre House came to TRBC in the form of a challenge to bend the perception of the kind of residence that can be achieved in a limited plot size. The challenges were multi-fold. The elevation was perceptually expanded by swooping in the corner (a visual trick), and the spaces inside respond to the resulting curve. In order to not compromise on the parking up front, an eye shaped void was scooped out of the built-mass vertically and a garden created in the belly of the house, creating the opportunity for each room to respond to the curvature thus generated, in their own way. A nouveau-dramatic palette was employed to play up the interiors, hemmed-in by cherry tones and simple black granite.