This new house is located on the edge of the city on a remarkable site that observes both its suburban address, an arc of day light and the bushland of the adjacent national park. The lightly wooded site falls considerably towards the street whilst being in a position to capture the northern aspect along the side boundary.
The existing house does its very best to ignore the fantastic qualities of its situation.
The conceptual approach is to re- position and re-orient the owners habitation of this remarkable site; to allow the family to occupy the sweet spot of an arc of sunshine and a majestic view of the national park beyond.
Economic concerns generate three pavilions comprising a simple repetitive gable form and structure. The post and beam construction reduces to a minimum any excavation and allows the bushland to flow under and through the house. One is aware of, and is oriented by, the topography, bush and gardens on arrival.
The pavilions cascade down the hill, a master bed pavilion, living and kids and garage; linked by a linear circulation spine comprising stairs, halls and contained views to internal courtyards and the views beyond.