Australian Contemporary House Encouraging Outdoor Living

Australian Contemporary House Encouraging Outdoor Living

Project: Australian Contemporary House – Skyline Home
Architects: Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Location: Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Completion date 2018
Building levels 3
Photography: Benjamin Hosking

This Australian contemporary house is located in a bushfire prone area and responds to the potential direct fire threat by providing a solid (fire-rated) interface in that location. This approach led to the creation of an insular, sheltered courtyard zone, which has the added benefit of allowing access to north winter sun in the living zones.

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Located on a steep incline, the home responds to site constraints by stepping up the hillside, creating split level zones; carport/storage at the lowest level, living zones on the central level and bedroom zones at the highest level.

Lachlan Shepherd Architects, residential, stairs,

The stepped design allows for unobstructed view corridors from each level.

Lachlan Shepherd Architects, bedroom

The material palette on the dwelling was selected to firstly comply with stringent bushfire compliance requirements as well as to ensure that little to no long-term maintenance would be required.

Lachlan Shepherd Architects, bathroom

Lachlan Shepherd Architects, stairs

Lachlan Shepherd Architects, dining room, kitchen

Lachlan Shepherd Architects, kitchen

Lachlan Shepherd Architects, living room, interior design

Lachlan Shepherd Architects, interiors, residential

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