Situated at the entrance to the Mullum Creek community, this residence is sited on a large, 2500m² block which features a significant slope from front to back and an intermittent water course through the middle of the site.
We took the approach of positioning all accommodation on a single elevated level which provides ample views of the surrounding landscape and topography. The ground floor entrance and workshop are built around the water course and maintain transparency through the site.
Predominantly lightweight in construction, thermal mass is utilised only as required and provides a low embodied energy approach that compliments the energy efficient 7.5 star passive solar design.
Materials are contemporary, sustainably sourced, recyclable and low maintenance, reflecting the palette of the native landscape. The built form reveals itself as you enter the community culminating with the cantilevered east facing balcony which frames the nature reserve and hills beyond.