AD Round Up: Australian Houses Part I

AD Round Up: Australian Houses Part I

Australia is big. Very big. And you get to see some really cool houses too. So to start this week’s Round Up, we bring you previously featured houses in Australia.

Glenburn House / Sean Godsell 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 (read more…)

Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows Programmatically the house considers the needs of a retired couple and their extended family who regularly visit with grandchildren. The primary upper level form (conceived as a hollowed out log) contains the kitchen, dining, living, garage and laundry. A secondary upper level form contains the study, master bedroom and ensuite (read more…)

Separation Creek House / Jackson Clements Burrows The treehouse is sited in the bush fringe of Separation Creek, perched on a steep forested hillside above the Great Ocean Road and Bass Strait. It is a site that enjoys a unique combination of bush environment with intimate views of Separation Creek, the beach and the Wye River Peninsula to beyond (read more…)

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The Eyelid House / Fiona Winzar Architects Turning this tight and difficult inner city site into a home for a family of five is an important contribution to contemporary and sustainable design practice, where issues of energy efficiency and waste loom large in society. The starting point for this project was a typical single fronted Victorian terrace, pokey and dark (read more…)

Klein Bottle house / McBride Charles Ryan The Klein bottle is a descriptive model of a surface developed by topological mathematicians. Klein bottle, mobius strips, boy surfaces, unique surfaces that while they may be distorted remain topologically the same. I.e. a donut will remain topologically a donut if you twist and distort it, it will only change topologically if it is cut (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Australian Houses Part I" 08 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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