Part of an extension to an existing house from the 1970s, this project is a single bedroom apartment. A double-height space characterized by a shifting floor plate that corresponds to the roof levels of the original house formulates the parameters of the project. The design expands upon the split level to conjure a protracted spatial experience of three ascending parts. At its lowest level, the apartment offers a study in efficiency, with a built-in lounge seating, hidden storage compartments, and a small kitchen and dining area. A free-standing display shelf and several rising steps define the threshold to the apartment’s sleeping area. From this intermediate level, an open staircase climbs to a shaded outdoor roof terrace. Here, the apartment’s spatial sequence culminates with a panoramic view over the skyline of downtown Kuwait.