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Best Residential Design of a Project Home: 201-300sqm

Inverlouch Project

Peter J Jackson Building Design Consultants Pty Ltd
(03) 9557 4790
Inverloch Project

During initial briefing, the client mentioned a recent visit to Werribee Park where she had admired the way the mock African/Savannah styled buildings were grounded in their site. This proved a critical influence in this design, shaping the building and its relationship to the earth. The client did not want a conventional house. Views were to be captured and colours were to reflect the earth’s rich tones and textures. “This project is a highly site-specific design that nestles sensitively yet imaginatively into the surrounding land,” said Peter Jackson. “It responds critically to the varied conditions of the elements. Although the building appears to be heavy and grounded in the landscape, glass is used throughout to provide critical view corridors right through the building from each side. Even if one sits in the sheltered courtyard one still has views to the sea. The often static dynamic of rectangular rooms has been subtly altered by placing butt-joined glass windows in the corners of most rooms.”