Edition Office designed Federal House to be both a peaceful sanctuary for its clients and a sculptural object dug into a slope in the hilly landscape.
The project establishes a relationship between place and object. A reverberation of the settler colonial homestead typology, the home carries verandah DNA into a tightly controlled envelope allowing modestly scaled interiors to expand into a covered outdoor living space.
A subterranean pool adjoins to a garden void at the heart of the home, framing views to the valleys and hinterland horizon beyond.
This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Architect: Edition Office