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White / Dock4 Architecture

  • 01:00 - 16 June, 2010
White / Dock4 Architecture
White / Dock4 Architecture, © Jonathan Wherrett
© Jonathan Wherrett

© Jonathan Wherrett © Jonathan Wherrett © Jonathan Wherrett © Jonathan Wherrett +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bull Bay, North Bruny Island, Tasmania
  • Architects

    Dock4 Architecture
  • Collaborator

    Stephen Geason
  • Engineering

    Aldanmark Consulting Engineers
  • Builder

    Cain McCloud
  • Principle

    Michael Shrapnel
  • Site area

    18.2 Hectares
  • Deck Area

    62 sqm
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. The White Perrin house is situated on an 18.2 hectare site on the eastern coast of North Bruny Island, a short distance south of Dennes Point. It has approximately 800 metres of coastal frontage including a secluded beach. The site is undulating and drops steeply to the east, with dramatic views over Storm Bay to Cape Raoul and deep ocean beyond.

© Jonathan Wherrett
© Jonathan Wherrett

The clients were drawn to the drama of the site and rather than site their house higher up on the site on more level ground, chose to locate the house on the edge of the steepest part of the site, creating stunning and dramatic views to the coast and ocean to the east and south-east. This prompted the design approach that the building should be anchored to the steep slope while leaning out towards the views.

© Jonathan Wherrett
© Jonathan Wherrett

The challenge was to capture these stunning views to the east and south-east while creating an energy efficient building gathering solar warmth from the north. Energy efficiency was high on the client’s agenda and was achieved through careful design and the utilization of high spec timber framed double glazing and substantial insulation. Careful attention was paid to the passage of the sun at all times of year to ensure that the house was warm and light-filled.

© Jonathan Wherrett
© Jonathan Wherrett

Natural timber is the predominant material used, with Macracarpa Pine vertical board external cladding and decking. Recycled timbers are featured in internal floors, doors and joinery.

© Jonathan Wherrett
© Jonathan Wherrett

The house is all about its location allowing direct experience of the surrounding environment, the dramatic geography and proximity to deep ocean.

© Jonathan Wherrett
© Jonathan Wherrett
Cite: "White / Dock4 Architecture" 16 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/64503/whiteperrin-house-dock4-architecture/>
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16 Comments

ahn g hyun · August 21, 2010

Reading: "White/Perrin House / Dock4 Architecture | ArchDaily"( http://twitthis.com/lyyq9r )

jeux de gestion · June 30, 2010

Space and Sun characterize this project architecture

Arauco · June 22, 2010

Reading: "White/Perrin House / Dock4 Architecture | ArchDaily"( http://twitthis.com/lyyq9r )

Samantha Berke · June 18, 2010

Beautiful house on a lake.....WANT! White/Perrin House / Dock4 Architecture | ArchDaily http://ow.ly/20gKv

natasha · June 18, 2010

the cabin is absolutely gorgeous! it looks so comfortable and warm. I wish I could have one, someday :D

Afonso Condi · June 17, 2010

RT @AndreEisen White Perrin House, Australia | Dock4 Architecture http://archdai.ly/bBMDT8 Madeira reciclada e eficiência energética ...

Fero Volar · June 17, 2010

Tak sem by som si dal posielat postu http://ln.alian.info/9peRWp skoda ze je to dom do teplych zemepisnych sirok

G · June 17, 2010

This looks like an unfortunate missed opportunity.

DESIGN*aRt::archive · June 17, 2010

architecture: House in Bull Bay, North Bruny Island, Tasmania / Dock4 Architecture (15pics) http://bit.ly/bqMPqH (archdaily)

Murray James · June 17, 2010

Someone built my dream house without telling me. I want one! White/Perrin House / Dock4 Architecture | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/asguCU

Michael Baugus · June 17, 2010

Another outback residence- White/Perrin House / Dock4 Architecture | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/aiAaUM

Nicholas Patten · June 17, 2010

White/Perrin House. http://bit.ly/cro2uk

Arq. Andre Eisenlohr · June 17, 2010

White Perrin House, Australia | Dock4 Architecture http://archdai.ly/bBMDT8 Madeira reciclada e eficiência energética passiva.

Lucas Sigwalt · June 17, 2010

Minha futura residência. :D http://is.gd/cS1I3

John · June 17, 2010

I love the 'cabin' feel of this. It compliments the surrounding beautifully, it's not ostentatious in the slightest. It feels like it's meant to be there. What a location as well! Gotta love the rawness and beauty of Tasmania.

bernard · June 17, 2010

BRAVO!

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