MGAO designs rural hill house in new south wales' nambucca valley MGAO designs rural hill house in new south wales' nambucca valley
apr 05, 2016

MGAO designs rural hill house in new south wales' nambucca valley

MGAO designs rural hill house in new south wales’ nambucca valley
all images courtesy of MGAO




the ‘hill house’, by MGAO, is located in the small village of valla, in the nambucca valley of new south wales, australia. situated on a narrow plateau, the residence — which is still in pre-construction phases — is surrounded on three sides by an expansive valley and dense bushland on the fourth.

MGAO hill house new south wales australia




MGAO‘s concept creates contrast within the house via distinctive southern and northern faces. to the south — ‘closed’ side — the ‘hill house’ is clad entirely in corrugated sheet. the material evokes a sense of rural living akin to numerous barns and hay sheds that dot the surrounding landscape.

deck: closed




on the northern side, the dwelling is much more open. three blocks: for working, living, and sleeping are connected via a single corridor which runs the length of the home. each opens to the landscape in a way appropriate to its function, and in total creates a sense of seclusion and privacy for the client. 

MGAO hill house new south wales australia
deck: open

MGAO hill house new south wales australia





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