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Red Hill / Inarc Architects

  • Architects: Inarc Architects
  • Location: Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
  • Architect: Clodagh McCallig
  • Project Architect: Ben Stibbard
  • Structural Engineer: BHS Consultants
  • Area: 391.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke

From the architect. Red House at Red Hill, Victoria (Australia) represents the adventurous spirit of the Australian weekender, albeit with a little more discreet comfort.

© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

The building sits within a paddock defined by rows of pine windbreaks. The view is world class, serene and bucolic on the one hand yet ever changing when looking towards Port Philip bay and passing ships.

© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

The Red House plan is a linear arrangement of spaces emanating radially a central hub. The long kinked and fragmented plan allows for a variety of daylight and views in every room.

© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

The linear plan results in a long and low angular building form which is nestled into the contours of the hill. From a distance the rusted steel cladding appears solid, closer inspection reveals a transparent veil of perforations. The uniformity of the cladding and the jagged composition of walls and roof suggest house as sculpture, something timeless, non utilitarian and something which will preserve the excitement generated by this site.

© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

Red Hill has become a rural and coastal retreat for Melbourne’s well heeled who wish to escape their urban existence. Increasingly big budget homes carry their urban sameness to the countryside and overwhelm the delicacy of experience to which the occupants retreat.

© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

Red House demonstrates that the experience can be enjoyed and augmented in an artistic manner while at the same time satisfying the demand of modern housing must haves, a weekender that works.

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