Located on a stretch of cliff-top land with views towards the sea, the site is at the end of cul de sac and abuts the Flinders Golf Course on two sides. The brief was to design a weekend “retreat” within a very tight budget.
The design explores the idea of a retreat in connection with the notion of “isolation”. The peculiar location of the site and the surrounding geography alluded to this sensibility. Architecturally, this is referenced through the way the surroundings are viewed from the interior, in the positioning of the house on the site, and in a more general sense, in how it connects to a notion of “simple architecture” through the use of materials and its formal clarity.