Bush home combines stone and timber with contemporary construction materials

Perched on a raised plateau, this home takes cues from the surrounding forest by using timber and stone – as well as glass and steel
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Architect: Alexandra Buchanan ArchitecturePhotography by Debra McFadzean architecture, ceiling, daylighting, house, interior design, living room, property, real estate, window, white
Architect: Alexandra Buchanan ArchitecturePhotography by Debra McFadzean

Architect: Alexandra Buchanan ArchitecturePhotography by Debra McFadzeanThis bold contemporary home perches high above the Yarra River at North Warrandyte on a raised plateau nestled amongst dense native bush land. View corridors and solar orientation directly influenced the building’s position and arrangement. Twin butterfly roofs were developed to enable sailing eaves to frame views of the tree canopy and sky and allow sunlight to illuminate interior spaces via high-level glazing. A split form allows two ‘wings’ of the dwelling to be sited independently so that views, privacy and outdoor access can be enjoyed unimpeded. Combining stone and timber with contemporary construction materials including glass and steel the dwelling takes its cues from the material character of the rocky and forested surrounds. Naturally finished stonewalls bring tactility and warmth to the interior and allow the exterior of the building to gently recede into the bush land setting.


May 08, 2017
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