Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kangaroo Valley House : By Turner + Associates

Kangaroo Valley, NSW, Australia
Turner + Associates
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Photo © Brett Boardman
KANGAROO VALLEY HOUSE is sited near an escarpment edge and surrounded by a rugged bushland context. A meandering approach road allows a gradual revealing of the house that appears defensive and deceptive in scale.
http://www.e-architect.co.uk/images/jpgs/australia/kangaroo_valley_brettboardman_turner020108_02.jpgPhoto © Brett Boardman 
The house is made up of a family of containers, roofed and open to the sky. The geometry of the house is simply orthogonal forming quietly arranged spaces within a dramatic natural landscape. The simplicity of the spatial configurations and overall form belie the ability of the building to offer different living patterns that respond to
seasonal and diurnal changes.
Photo © Brett Boardman
Photo © Brett Boardman 
Outside the winter months, the terrace, living volume and southern external courtyard represent an extended flexible living space, orientated north south, whilst in the colder months, living is internalised in an east west direction with open fireplace as the focus.
Photo © Brett Boardman
Photo © Brett Boardman 
Concrete is used as a robust material where connections to the ground are made echoing the massive organic rock shelf formations. Copper is used as a crafted and patinaed surface the colour of which makes a connection the hues of the surrounding tall Bloodwood’s and Stringybark’s. Timber is used on the external living surfaces as a rich but domestic contrast to the cladding and structural materials.
Photo © Brett Boardman
Photo © Brett Boardman 
Photo © Brett Boardman
Photo © Brett Boardman
Photo © Brett Boardman 
Photo © Brett Boardman

The people
Architects: Turner + Associates
Location: Kangaroo Valley, NSW, Australia
Use: Residential
Site Area: 100 hectares
Gross Floor Area: 325 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Brett Boardman

Kangaroo Valley House photos from Turner + Associates
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