Project: Two Pavilions / Modern Timber-Clad Home
Architects: Tom Robertson Architects
Stylist: Jessica Lillico
Location: Victoria, Australia
Photographer: Lillie Thompson
Text by Tom Robertson Architects
The Two Pavilions House is a striking modern timber-clad home set within the rural landscape of Phillip Island. Replacing an old much-loved holiday shack, the priority for the new design was creating a place that would suit the needs of multiple generations of the family simultaneously.
The house is designed as a pair of pavilions, their elevations referencing the local architectural vernacular of a rural barn. Joined by a central breezeway, the pavilions are connected while balancing the need for private spaces that can also function separately.
In summer, the breezeway provides passive cooling and is a shaded space for the family relax and share a meal. In winter, expanses of glass, oriented to the view of the distant sea across the landscape, capture passive solar energy.
Robust natural materials ensure the home withstands the demands of a large extended family with young children. The natural materials also warm the refined grey and white colour palette and a timber bulkhead above the kitchen adds to the atmosphere of cosiness and contentment.