This project was shortlisted in the 2015 Australian Houses Awards.
The heart of this house opens out on one side to the embrace of a sunny courtyard and on the other to a terrace that frames the olive grove beyond. Each wing of the house is lifted off the ground by long concrete beams that cradle secluded rooms. A linear house that offers both engagement and retreat from the surrounding woodland, with an elemental structure that is adjustable in response to future effects of mining.
Architecture: Fergus Scott and Caryn McCarthy.