Sheltered from all but the harshest of weather by dunes and cliff top ti-tree scrub, the house embraces the potential for private enclosed spaces within.


Reflecting the beauty and ruggedness of its environment, the house is the space between a heavy earth-like base and a floating roof, the interior and exterior defined by a fine curtain of glass.


Characterized by local materials; natural timbers, concrete with exposed local aggregates and rammed earth walls; the house is pitched like a tent on the dunes. The roof wraps and folds over the internal spaces providing shelter, solar control and natural ventilation.



1st Floor62 Glenferrie Rd

Malvern         VIC 3144  

Postal Address 

PO Box 410

Malvern    VIC 3144

0418 561 919

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