This design by Wolveridge Architects is a perfect example of a sustainable design with many principles implemented. The characteristics of the design resemble its environment and landscape. The interior focus is contemporary capturing the outer view gracefully through its large windows. Architect Jerry Wolveridge describes the property as: “robust, both functional and agricultural it connects with its exterior. In conjunction with its changeable interior dependant on external conditions underpin this holistic approach, contributory to contemporary design practice. An attempt to create an ‘Australianess’ with a rugged but (hopefully) sophisticated interior, characterised by a palette of natural materials, a sense of craftsmanship and childhood reminder of growing up in the 70’s.”
Finishes employ non-domestic surfaces: steel/concrete/recycled timber/concrete masonry. Plaster is seldom visible and is painted black. A reference to the monochromatic palette, the shower floor is yellow rubber, with terrific grip and underfoot comfort. Shower walls are lined using full height sheets of mild steel. A dark interior draws the eye to the external vista creating a strong connection with the site. Such as the view from the shower, a large frameless window overlooking a natural grass amphitheatre with magnificent gum tree in the distance.