"The client's original brief didn't include concrete. We had to sell it to them," Kaintoch says.
"But we explained the off-form process in great detail before we got underway - how, where and why were setting out every single (form) line and every core tie.
"We subsequently invited the client to site when we stripped away the formwork. It was a bit like unwrapping a present. They were very happy with the end result".
This internal wall actually translates as the 'spine' of the home, a continuous structural form that starts in the basement and carries through the ground floor to the upper level. The rawness of the material is counterbalanced by a palette of softer, warmer materials and textures, including natural stone flooring and American Oak panelling.
The attention to detail is also reflected in the 3-metre tall, 2.6m cantilevered entry canopy that greets visitors off the street. The geometry of the design require five timber formwork boards to meet in one spot, with the edge of the canopy tapering to just 100mm thick.
Again, the elegance of this finished form is a testament to the success of the execution. Kaintoch says he wanted it to be very sculptural and thin, which meant "... pushing (the material) to the boundaries."
Challenging boundaries, in fact, seems to be a recurring theme in the work of KA Design Studio. And in the MM House, they've tested concrete's credentials as a building material 'without limits' - and found it not wanting.