This is a holiday house, a place of temporary inhabitation that offers a variety of experiences and relationship to the native landscape. Spaces are strung in a line, an open-ended line that allows one to enter, exist and then leave and continue.
Spaces are organised to provide a sense of seclusion and retreat, guests view the forest from a distance through vertical windows, the boys view the horizon and rolling hills through shared horizontal openings and the parents almost touch the natural landscape. These areas are collected by a dark, twisting and cranking space clad in recycled jarrah wood that oscillates between interior and exterior creating a sense of ambiguity and wondering through a forest in and out of darkness and openness.
Nannunp Holiday house, Nannunp, Australia
Program: holiday house
Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook architects
Team: Adrian Iredale, Finn Pedersen, Martyn Hook, Drew Penhale, Caroline Di Costa, Jason Lenard, Matthew Fletcher, Tyrone Cobcroft
Structural Engineer: Terpkos Engineering
Builder: Brolga Developments and Construction