peter stutchbury architecture: contour house peter stutchbury architecture: contour house
jun 18, 2011

peter stutchbury architecture: contour house

‘contour house’ by peter stutchbury architecture, berry mountain, new south wales, australia
images © michael nicholson


positioned just below the lip of a long spur that connects the coastal hinterland of berry with the rim of the sunken plateau of kangaroo valley is ‘contour house’ by peter stutchbury architecture. located in berry mountain, new south wales, australia, the single-storey dwelling is named for its linear form that is set against the sliding and undulating contours of the land.

east elevation

two-fold in its design, the structure features a strong western wall, which protects against brush fires, and a vastly different eastern facade which is open and responsive to the surrounding environment. 

side elevation

measuring a total of 232 square meters, the house is connected to the landscape in a variety of ways, its relatively compact arrangement informed by the slopping site and encompassing views.

bedroom and corridor, both open to the surrounding environment

a centralized living and dining space provides a common facility, while bedrooms and private corridors are housed within the shipping-container-like tubes. thermal mass, geothermal air, evacuated tube and solar penetration manage the internal environment, relieving the environmental and long-term impacts of the dwelling.

living room


west elevation

  • Simply beautiful. Well Done

    Torii says:
  • fresh, subtle, authentic: congratulations

    ticito says:
  • I am pleased to extend to you a request Authorization to build Houses of this type In the Middle East; I would like to provide me a way to contact you
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    sam says:
  • Please, can I live there, and ride my bicycle on the roof and bed in a room open to the sea and have a childhood of fantastical, practical, attainable pleasure, better than pirate ships or castles? Please?

    Adorearchtype says:
  • Love it, exept those railings!!!

    Tucho says:
  • simple+creative

    Ankita Verma says:

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