IN THE ARCHITECTS WORDS
The house is 18m x 9m and cantilevers 5.5m over a steep slope at the west end of the site. It is constructed from 350Mpa steel which is oxidised and then sealed using a clear primer. The house is divided lengthways. To the north, an open plan living space, to the south, interconnecting bedrooms and a study. A 7m built-in table runs across the east end of the building
and has been designed as the hub of life and daily activities in the home. The plan is eastern-one space divided and no corridors. The sentiment of the kitchen table is western - the altar of the family. In this sense, the house speculates on the potential emergence of an Australian vernacular born not simply from our European or our regional reality as part of Asia.
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Project architect: Sean goodsell
Structural consultant: John Mullens & Partners
Landscape consultant: Gordon Ford
Builder: RD McGowan