Bonnet Hill House / Dock4 Architecture

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Architects: Dock4 Architecture
Location: Bonnet Hill, Tasmania,
Designer/Builder: Richard Loney
Site Area: 1,400 sqm
Project Area: 100 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Peter Angus Robinson & Paula Silva

ground floor plan

Tasmania an island at the most southern point of Australian is the location of our practice Dock4. The house on Bonnet hill is a modest building of 100 sqm on a large open rural site. It is a simple two storey, cement clad box, that sits deep on a north facing bank. The building is permeable from three sides, transferring from inside to outside with ease.

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Materials are limited and raw and in many cases unfinished, low cost materials cover the larger areas while higher quality materials define the openings.

Cite: "Bonnet Hill House / Dock4 Architecture" 15 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=60134>

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    “Materials are limited and raw and in many cases unfinished, low cost materials cover the larger areas while higher quality materials define the openings”.

    yup – but there is a level of detail and craftsmanship that is missing in this house.

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      yup indeed, but spatially i think its robust enough that the level of detail doesn’t matter…

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    Lovely house. I like the level of restraint.

    How are the openings weatherproofed at the head – are there head flashings? Do you expect that some of the protruding clear-finished timber reveals might deteriorate quite quickly?

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    oo, the students all of the sudden become critics…
    have you guys ever heard of a tight budget?

    Bravo, well done…

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