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by Kennedy Nolan

Always by Kennedy Nolan
Derek Swalwell

Kennedy Nolan has created a weekend and summer house on Australia's Victoria coast designed to become a more permanent residence in time.

The project is located at Flinders, a small seaside town near Melbourne. It provides an unmediated experience of the spectacular coastal landscape, but also a calm and peace-filled refuge.

The house accommodates wheelchair and old-age access on the gradient of the site, and has low energy requirements. Comfortable in both summer and winter, it works to host guests in a relaxed and easy way, providing multiple places to be depending on the location of the sun and prevailing winds.

The design balances the canonical attributes of aspect, prospect and refuge equally, ensuring that emphasis on prospect doesn't distort the equilibrium of built form and landscape.

This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Kennedy Nolan

Project: Always

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