Over on the Mandurah Marina on the coast south of Perth is the visually-arresting Cloud House that tested Neil Cownie’s skills because a four-generation family wanted a holiday home that could expand and contract according to the numbers in residence.

Taking his cues from traditional nautical signals, the colours of the exterior shades are boldly primary and the rooftop “clouds” are red “because they’re about the red/orange appearance of clouds in the setting WA sun”.

Read about Neil and the other finalists here.