Sited with stunning southern views over Mt Buller and the Great Diving Range, the house is designed to settle into the contours of the land, creating a sheltered northern courtyard back into the slope.
Southern views are featured through the dining area, and specifically controlled and framed in other spaces. Access to northern light is maximised, with living areas featuring a raked ceiling designed to allow winter sunshine into the depth of the building.
The house will be autonomous on the site, producing its own power with a PV solar array, capturing rainwater, and treating and disposing of wastewater with an on-site gravity fed system.
Brief: Rural Family Home - 3 Bedrooms + Study
Location: Near Mansfield, Victoria
Climate: Alpine, 980m above sea level
Architect: Third Skin
Area: 193m2 + decks 27m2 + carport 56m2