The clients brief talked about “Steam Punk”. Taking cues from this sub cultural movement as well as the native vegetation, trees and wild flowers surrounding the site, the project’s inspiration draws from its surrounding landscape, incorporating strong vertical steel framing elements into its two-levelled design. At street level the 272 sqm holiday home appears a humble single story dwelling. Upon entry the visitor is cradled in the entry vestibule, the journey through the front doors opens up to reveal the tall timber and creek at the bottom of the site. The sense of being elevated and amongst the trees was an opportunity not over-looked, full height glazing has been used on the west and northern facades of the living, dining and kitchen areas on both levels, this allows inhabitants to engage directly with the outside environment. The detail in steel fabrication and various materials references the working elements of Steam Punk.
Environmentally Sustainable Development – double glazing / roofing / natural limestone / screens, privacy + mimic light coming through the trees
Materials – WR 350 Steel, limestone, timber and glass (coloured)