iredale pedersen hook

gooseberry hill

Situated deep in the Darling escarpment, east of Perth this project explores the potential for formal, material and spatial connections to the existing landscape at both a macro and micro level. It adopts a rural approach to isolation using distance and existing bushland as privacy. One side is embedded in the carved hill the other side by contrast is suspended above the landscape, a dualism which is explored throughout. Engaging the existing central spine the house is opened to the landscape and extended over the site. The architecture seeks to extract the potential of place in a multiplicity of experience, living under the house, bathing in the floor, suspended on the edge, framing alternative fragments of distant views.