MGAO reduces pyramid rock retreat to the essentials in australia MGAO reduces pyramid rock retreat to the essentials in australia
dec 22, 2015

MGAO reduces pyramid rock retreat to the essentials in australia

MGAO reduces pyramid rock retreat to the essentials in australia
(above) the retreat consists of a cube made of corrugated sliding doors
all images courtesy of MGAO

 

 

 

melbourne-based studio MGAO abstracts the familiar in efforts to create architecture, which is both new and deeply connected to the past. ‘pyramid rock’ is a project still in its concept stage that consists of a small cabin in the town of ventnor on phillip island in victoria. the retreat is located on 160 acres of farmland, currently used for grazing livestock. the rolling grass covered landscape slopes down toward the harsh, rocky coastline fronting bass straight, providing stunning ocean views.

mgao pyramid rock
when the corrugated sliding doors are open, a refined glazed internal volume is revealed 

 

 

 

the building by MGAO references the simple cattle shelters, which scatter the surrounding farmlands providing protection for livestock in the harsh weather conditions. when the three large corrugated sliding doors are opened, a refined glazed internal volume is revealed. internally, a palette of warm, natural materials contrasts the buildings external, rural appearance.

mgao pyramid rock
a palette of warm, natural materials contrasts the buildings external, rural appearance

 

 

 

the amenities are minimal, reduced to the bare essentials. one open living room and simple washing and cooking facilities are all that is provided. this approach encourages the occupants to venture outside and experience the landscape, only returning inside for shelter and sleep.

mgao pyramid rock
the retreat is located on 160 acres of farmland, currently used for grazing livestock

mgao pyramid rock
floor plan

 

 

project info:

 

year: 2015
location: phillip island, vic
type: private house
size: 30 sqm
status: concept

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Is this offered on Airbnb? ..why not?! Great.

    Jim

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