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“THE HOUSE IS DEVISED
AS TWO RAMMED-EARTH
SLEEPING WINGS THAT
MEET AT THE GLAZED
PAVILION OF THE
MAIN LIVING AREA”
Wright Feldhusen Architects
This spectacular exposed site has vast views
of beautiful Injidup Beach.
Due to the local council’s imposed stringent
building guidelines, no portion of the house
was to be higher than four metres above
natural ground level.
The client required holiday accommodation
for their extended family, which led to several
bedrooms in separate zones to isolate young
children from noisier areas.
Two intimate rammed-earth sleeping
wings meet at a glazed pavilion that forms
the main living area.
The main external living areas are focused on
the north-east courtyard, with borrowed views
of the ocean through the glazed living area.
The home has very thick rammed-earth walls,
copper cladding and large areas of glass. All
building materials were specifically sourced to
deal with the harsh marine environment.
Rainwater is harvested on site to meet all
the water requirements of the occupants.
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