seeley architects top house in australia with wavey roof

seeley architects top house in australia with wavey roof


‘lauriston house’ is a private residence set among the voluptuous landscape of geometrically aligned olive trees that capitalizes on the qualities of its natural setting near kyton victoria in australia. this has been translated this into the architectural plan and form and along with the passive design methods used, the material palette was also taken from local materials and textures.

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realized by seeley architects, the distinctive feature of this country home is the sinuous roof which undulates to form a clear structural rhythm. the waves nature of the canopy is a sharp juxtaposition to the linear plan of the house itself. in turn, the house mimics the tension in its landscape with the relationship of a meticulously detailed, structural frame and a seemingly floating sinuous roof.




the predominately glazed structural frame and cantilever of the building, contribute to the appearance that the house touches its site only lightly. inside, the elegant linear plan form is employed resolve the program, with public and private spaces arranged either side of a centrally located informal, alfresco entrance. the program is reinforced by the sectional relationship of the house to its site. towards the east, bedrooms are connected to the land and to a courtyard created with the existing house. meanwhile towards the west, the living areas and deck cantilever over the landscape, offering uninterrupted views of the rolling hills, dams and olive groves.












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