Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland

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Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland

Architects: Templeton Architecture
Project: Matilda House
Location: Australia
Photographer: Benjamin Hosking

In the seemingly remote, granite hills of this northeast Victorian farm, Templeton was commissioned to create a weekend getaway.

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The Matilda house is situated on the same site that our client spent his childhood and is therefore layered with sentiment.

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The old cottage was removed and replaced with a new dwelling that stretches out, parallel with the creek beyond, capturing views of each bend through an appreciation of the trees that line each curve.

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Given the extreme nature of the weather in the area, rammed earth was selected for its incredible thermal mass and natural beauty.

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The honest warmth of the material, and the depth of its construction, grounded the project into the natural contours of the land creating a sunken courtyard to the east.

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