iredale pedersen hook

sheep house

Located in rolling hills of Victoria’s ‘Spa Country’, the Sheep House is embedded firmly in the rich red earth. Appearing as a line across the landscape, the house is essentially a long thin volume of accommodation opening to the North. A deflection in plan creates a sense of enclosure to the South defining an exterior ‘room’ of manufactured landscape captured from the paddock. A lawn circle and a gravel circle counteract the linearity of the building. As an object the house seeks to provide a solid relationship with its site. As a series of spaces it opens out to the landscape but maintains definition. As a place to live it is robust enough to accommodate total indulgence without concern.