AR House 2014 Honourable Mention: responding to the path from Perth to Nannup, this house in Australia responds to its dramatically changing surroundings
The path from Perth to Nannup is one through a rich variety of changing geographies; rivers, mountains and forests. It is with this fleeting shift of landscapes in mind that the raised form of Iredale Pedersen Hook’s holiday home zigzags between flood plain and forest.
A secluded, temporary home for travellers, the route that runs through the plan emphasises its use as a rest-stop and part of an ongoing journey. Running straight through the entrance and alongside the bedrooms, circulation then shifts outdoors, doubling as a viewing deck out onto which the living and dining spaces can open.
With ramps to the north and south, the interior programme shifts according to the surroundings – views of the horizon and rolling hills are afforded through horizontal windows, the forest through vertical.Designed to offer a holistic approach to sustainability, the structure was created largely from treated plantation pine, prefabricated to minimise building waste.