Mt Coot-Tha House provides necessary refuge from the harshness of the potential hazards of the landscape which surrounds it.
Mt Coot-Tha House explores ideas of connection and refuge within a site characterised by its slope and extreme bushfire exposure.
Basic, economical materials have been assembled in a highly considered manner to create something beautiful, spatially memorable and resilient within a difficult environment.
The house design has to balance between allowing its occupants a meaningful connection to site, with also providing necessary refuge from the harshness of the potential hazards of the landscape.
Architect: Nielsen Jenkins
Project: Mt Coot-Tha House