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Angaston Pavilion / Jon Lowe

  • 01:00 - 9 March, 2011
Angaston Pavilion / Jon Lowe
Angaston Pavilion / Jon Lowe, © Jon Lowe
© Jon Lowe

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Angaston, Australia
  • Architects

    Jon Lowe
  • Structural Engineering

    Jim Wilson
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. Perched on a steep hill overlooking a quiet country town in South Australia, the Angaston Pavilion is a modest family weekender. Designed to the strict principals of Murcutt-modernism – careful siting, truth to materials, and expressed sustainability – the three-bedroom house sits lightly behind a spectacular gum tree, with the structure’s body facing north, using the large foliage as protection from the western sun. With a minimalist palette tied closely to the former stone quarry at the top of the hill, the building echoes its surroundings while remaining open to the views on all sides.

© Jon Lowe
© Jon Lowe

Two large doors slide past the external wall, connecting the living space with the western-facing deck and embracing the stately eucalypt and its passing shadows. Past the kitchen a tidy bathroom, two bedrooms, and a concealed laundry line the corridor, which leads to a main bedroom with ensuite, facing the hilltop to the east. All rooms include north-facing windows, and high awnings that punctuate the formal grid structure and provide natural ventilation. A garage and wine cellar fit neatly within the suspended volume of the main house, keeping the building footprint to a mere 100m2. The house is supplied with rainwater from three tanks staggered down its southern side, and the solar array and hotwatersystem considerably reduce the impact on the environment.

© Jon Lowe
© Jon Lowe

The material list has been restricted to reverse veneer concrete block walls with colorbond custom orb lining, polished concrete bondek slab, and native timber window frames, tied together by an efficient steel structure to deliver maximum impact on a tight budget.

© Jon Lowe
© Jon Lowe

The Angaston Pavilion is Jon’s first private project.

© Jon Lowe
© Jon Lowe
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Nicholas Patten · March 11, 2011

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Stephen · March 10, 2011

Wow, I love it. It is a really great first project, I wonder if it came in within budget?

Pieter Bostoen · March 28, 2011 09:40 PM

Really nice project! Can i ask what the cost of the building was?

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