Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

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Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

Extra large windows frame the interiors of this shingle-clad cabin in Victoria, Australia.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

Surrounded by bushland, the single-storey house was designed by Australian studio DesignOffice with a square-shaped plan.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

The shingled exterior comprises grey asphalt tiles, while corrugated metal covers the building's shallow-pitched roof.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

A terrace folds around the rear of the building, where the glazed openings lead inside to dining and living rooms that are naturally day-lit through two central skylights.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

You can see more interesting houses from Australia here, including one with walls that fold like origami.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

Photography is by Scottie Cameron.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

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Goldfields Dwelling / Victoria

DesignOffice have just completed this simple home located in the heart of Victoria’s Goldfields region, just over an hour from Melbourne. The 100sqm pavilion sits on an elevated site surrounded by native bushland.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

Conceived as a simple single volumetric form, the building is uniformly clad in warm grey asphalt shingles. This cladding provides a tonal and textural response to the vernacular roofing of corrugated metal sheets whilst giving scale to the building’s geometric sculptural form.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

Large apertures and carvings are then made in the skin in response to internal arrangement, aspect and orientation.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

An open kitchen is adjacent to both the dining and living areas and is animated by the daylit apex of the pavilion. This also serves to provide daylight and ventilation to the bathroom behind.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

The main living area to the west is conceived as a tiered timber landscape reflecting the natural topography of the site. A simple interior palette of concrete, white oak and ceramic tile provide a calm and simple backdrop for living.

Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice

  • Jacob

    Someone planted cabbages in the sink again!

  • Matt

    Lovely. Beautiful kitchen – a nice antidote to most of the poorly detailed stuff done in Australia these days. Where's that tab lamp plugged into though?

  • Helena Harry

    So refreshingly sculptural and simple. Beautiful material choices and I especially love the large square format windows and solid ventilation panel. Why isn't more architecture as boldly understated? What a breathe of fresh air.