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  7. Platypus House / Robinson Architects

Platypus House / Robinson Architects

  • 17:00 - 15 March, 2016
Platypus House / Robinson Architects
Platypus House / Robinson Architects, © Alain Bouvier
© Alain Bouvier

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  • Project Team

    Jolyon Robinson, Jenna Hawting
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    Higher Living Constructions
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Platypus House / Robinson Architects, © Alain Bouvier
© Alain Bouvier

Text description provided by the architects. Platypus Bend House is named after the elusive resident of the verdant creek that snakes through this quintessential Australian bush site of 35 acres. The existing clearing was the size of a football field and prone to occasional but significant flooding during seasonal tropical downpours.

© Alain Bouvier
© Alain Bouvier

The house was raised entirely off the ground on steel struts. The resulting cantilever gives the house its characteristic floating effect. Entirely self-sustaining, water is collected in rainwater tanks and solar panels provide power.

© Alain Bouvier
© Alain Bouvier
Plan
Plan
© Alain Bouvier
© Alain Bouvier

Perforated steel lines the expansive decks, creating a beautiful interplay of light and reflection. Platypus Bend House offers its inhabitants a contemporary, strong and resolute haven that harmonises with the Australian bush that envelops it.

© Alain Bouvier
© Alain Bouvier
Cite: "Platypus House / Robinson Architects" 15 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/783541/platypus-house-robinson-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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