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Western Port Vic Australia – BKK Architects

Year built:     2009 Built area:     349m2+   (3,770 sf)
Photography:     Peter Bennetts

Sitting on a coastal plain with strong exposure to both wind and sun, this home was awarded as the 2011 AIA Residential winner in the over 200m2 category. Deliberately designed to appear as though it has washed ashore, the home’s internal spaces unfold room by room exposing the view. Raked walls, internally and externally add visual appeal while also optimising the aspect for weather control, protecting areas from either wind or sun at various times of the day. Moving from room to room, one gets the impression of a series of isolated dwellings coming together to create the whole.

Beached House creates the impression that it has been washed ashore
Beached House creates the impression that it has been washed ashore

From the architects:

“Beached House[is] a sequence of unfolding spaces. The journey throughout the house is via a series of subtly shifting spaces that alter one’s orientation to climate and terrain. Carefully sited in response to prevailing conditions, there is an interest in how the building occupies the site. There is a sense that the home has been washed ashore; embedded into the terrain, anchored against the elements.”

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Another home with raked internal and external walls you might enjoy viewing is Daniel Libeskind’s 18.36.54 House

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