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Glenburn House / Sean Godsell

  • 01:00 - 18 June, 2008
Glenburn House / Sean Godsell
Glenburn House / Sean Godsell

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Glenburn VIC 3717, Australia
  • Architect

    Sean Godsell
  • Project Team

    Sean Godsell, Hayley Franklin
  • Contractor

    António Dias Ribeiro, Lda.
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Glenburn is approximately 1.5 hours drive north east of Melbourne in the rolling foothills of the Yarra Valley. The site is 20ha of re-invigorated farmland with a national forest abutting the north boundary.

The house is located at the top of a hill and enjoys panoramic views of quintessentially Australian landscape. It is partially embedded into the hilltop as a means of protecting the occupants from the prevailing weather and buffering the west side of the building from extreme heat in summer.

Our clients are committed to environmentally sustainable design and the building skin which is an identifiable part of our work includes solar collectors for power and hot water. Other elements such as double glazing, rainwater harvesting and digital power management make this apparently simple house a sophisticated device for passive environmental management.

The plan extends our research into the notion of ‘abstract verandah' to include a barcode motif in the plan. A series of discrete spaces, organised in a way to suit the client's particular requirements, results in a coded arrangement that is unique to them - a tectonic thumbprint for living.

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kadi mohamed · December 28, 2013

hello guys I need a cup of Glenburn house please

Cameron Palm · November 26, 2011
simon walters · June 20, 2011

Gosh... what's it like to live in a cage? imagine the great indoors

oguramai · November 17, 2010

?????25????????????????Glenburn House via @archdaily??????

david medina · October 18, 2010

Glenburn House / Sean Godsell | ArchDaily

rock · June 08, 2010

aestetically preoccupied, + very formalist. not as tactile as some of his earlier work. nice photos

Spacethetics · May 24, 2010

Eco aesthetics, Glenburn, Vic

musser · December 10, 2008

incredibly sophisticated.
after this election, especially, i may have to move to australia.

Nico Saieh · June 18, 2008

You can ask the architect for that. Try contact him on his website:

Tony · June 18, 2008

I'll be in Victoria in 9 days! Any chance I can actually visit the property to gawk at its beauty with my own eyes?


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