Beached House is on a rural property on Victoria’s Western Port Bay.
We sited this new home carefully because of the prevailing winds and other characteristics of its exposed site, and there’s a sense that it’s been washed ashore and then embedded into the terrain, anchored against the elements.
The external spaces are oriented to suit the wind and sun patterns throughout the day.
The journey through the house is a series of unfolding spaces that deny and then release views to outside. We arrived at its unique shape with a sort of origami, folding spaces over and upon each other. It looks like a small village or informal site occupation that has aggregated over time.
Inside, there are several spatial sequences that look like they’ve been created by folding the building. They inspire playful discovery and encounter and they’re connected in various ways.