Rural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects

Rural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects

Rural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects - FacadeRural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects - Table, Sofa, Countertop, Chair, Kitchen, Windows, BeamRural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects - Windows, Beam, DeckRural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects - Chair, Facade, Windows+ 16

Kangaroo Valley, Australia
  • Collaborators : Impeckable Constructions
  • Constructions : Aluminium and Glass Constructions
  • Home Automation : Hitay Engineering
  • Solar Panels : Blue Tongue Solar
  • City : Kangaroo Valley
  • Country : Australia
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Rural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects - Garden
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Text description provided by the architects. This rural retreat sits on the crown of a hill overlooking the Valleys beyond the Kangaroo River and is surrounded by state forest. The house has been designed as a series of pavilions that interconnect to form a protected entrance courtyard on the southern side and open up to the dramatic views across the surrounding landscape to the north.

Rural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects - Table, Windows, Countertop, Sink
© Marian Riabic

The house is designed to be low-maintenance and robust and uses passive environmental controls, such as solar boosted hydronic heating in the floor, cross ventilation assisted by ceiling fans, an abundance of natural light, LED lighting throughout, as well as 150 000 litres of water storage and photo voltaic panels capable of generating 5 kilowatt hours of electricity and on-site waste treatment.

Rural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects - Chair, Facade, Windows
© Marian Riabic
Rural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects - Sofa, Windows, Beam
© Marian Riabic

The siting of the house allows each room to capture views and aspect and is linked around the centrally-positioned open-plan living room, with open fire, high ceilings and views across the pool to the valley beyond.

Rural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects - Windows, Beam, Deck
© Marian Riabic

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Cite: "Rural Retreat / Utz Sanby Architects" 05 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/912482/rural-retreat-utz-sanby-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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