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Seeking a relaxed, low-maintenance holiday
home that still boasted some architectural flair,
the clients approached Banham Architects to
outline their brief.
With their land nestled among peppermint
trees that line the bank of a river, they were
keen for the home to be open and relaxed, and
to take advantage of the surrounding views.
Built by TR Mackinnon and Co, a clean modern
aesthetic was adopted using locally sourced
natural materials where possible.
The design outcome was a H-shaped floorplan
with the living area located centrally, allowing
ample natural light and ventilation to this zone.
This design also provided a choice of outdoor
areas from which to shelter from the alternate
prevailing winds, while maintaining views of the
river from all habitable areas.
A series of rammed-earth walls anchors the
building to the site, while dark grey weatherboard
infill walls reflect the bark of the peppermint trees.
Contrasting this is the soaring, horizontal white
blade that forms the roof, with locally sourced
marri on the floors and decking area bringing the
eye back to nature again.
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