The look and ambience of this dramatic home are greatly informed by its principal construction material. Tilt-panel shuttered concrete presents many advantages – from cost savings, to speed and safety of install.
However, while tilt-panel concrete has long been embraced commercially for the above reasons, it’s only on strong, simple designs that it really comes into its own domestically – as with this home designed by Marcus Freeman and Hayden Ball with interior design and kitchen by Kirsty Davis.
“The home is nestled back into a valley with a warm, protected microclimate that makes it an ideal environment for creating sunny outdoor areas and to take in sweeping natural views,” says Ball.
Tucked into the base of a hill at the rear of the site, the long, simply arranged home comprises a run of bedrooms and a large garage at the back. At the front, the home opens up a sprawling open-plan living, dining and entertaining space.
“Our brief was for a light-filled home constructed with permanent, preformed materials,” says Freeman.
“The wealth of natural light is provided by the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area and also by a glassed hall linking the bedrooms at rear to the living spaces.”