Sheep House Daylesford

New residence
Iredale Pedersen Hook architects
Felicetti provided Structural Design and Documentation

Located in rolling hills of Victoria’s ‘Spa Country’, the Sheep House is embedded firmly in the rich red earth. Appearing as a line across the landscape, the house is essentially a long thin volume of accommodation opening to the North. A deflection in plan creates a sense of enclosure to the South defining an exterior ‘room’ of manufactured landscape captured from the paddock. A lawn circle and a gravel circle counteract the linearity of the building. As an object the house seeks to provide a solid relationship with its site. As a series of spaces it opens out to the landscape but maintains definition. As a place to live it is robust enough to accommodate total indulgence without concern.