Tim Bennetton Architects has created a house on the southeastern coast of Australia to meet the demands of the area's variable climate.
The project is located near Melbourne, known for its weather patterns where wind changes can see temperatures drop from 40°C to 20°C in a matter of hours.
The design caters for all weather eventualities through careful consideration of structure. It provides protection from storms and cold winds with a heavy white masonry wall, set to the scale of the surrounding landscape while framing views of the water. The wall allows for a sheltered north-facing courtyard between the two wings of the house, with the north faces designed to appear lighter and contain the bulk of the glazing thereby allowing maximum sun penetration and warmth in winter.
Architect: Tim Bennetton Architects
Project: Mount Martha House