2007 - 2008
Situated on an expansive property in Central Victoria, the design of this four-bedroom house has been inspired by the dynamic landscape elements apparent at this exposed rural setting. These ecological conditions have been used to generate formal and spatial qualities of the design. The modeling of these dynamic forces—wind and sun – on the skin of the building has produced a performance envelope. The Avenel house combines a lightweight metal skin with a more grounded stone and concrete base. Strathbogie granite has been quarried from the site, cut and laid to form a strong relationship between the house and the landscape.