Location: Gippsland, VIC, AU
Set in Gippsland, Eastern Victoria, this farm house provided the clients with an opportunity to build a home to accommodate their exacting needs both now and into the future.
The clients requested a sense of permanence to the building, quality materials and a visual connection back to the surrounding farm.
As the clients have spent decades working on the land, our design team developed a response that respects the local environment and celebrates the landscape. The design features rammed earth walls which provide visual and tactile connection to the land, combined with a bunkered concept, which offers natural protection and enduring quality.
The farm house is nestled between earthen batters, sheltering the north-facing outdoor living area from south-westerly winds and providing privacy.
A flying roof is located to each of the front and back of the house, indicating key access points and living space,whilst also providing protection from the elements.
As the home is intended to take the clients through to retirement and beyond, it is designed to accommodate future works to enable the clients to live there for as long as possible, with features to support reduced mobility such as flush transitions at thresholds and wider-than-normal passages.