Wye River, Victoria
This cocoon for weekend living is situated in a bushy coastal hamlet on the Great Ocean Road. The steepness of the site, the dramatic views and the sometimes harsh climate resulted in a object house that whilst protecting from the elements, opened one side to the landscape. In principle this is a matchbox inside an egg, a rectangle within an oval. Inside, the spaces dovetail together with the economic precision of a small boat or caravan.
The light weight monocoque structure is a hybrid of techniques appropriated from boat building and aircraft engineering.
The path to building this home was one of unleashing the pragmatic inside the poetic.
- ‘Cocoon House’, Houses, Issue 86
- R. Klanten, L. Feireiss, Spacecraft 2, Berlin: Gestalten, p. 123
- ‘Zeppelin im Busch’, Häuser, Issue 2/05, pp. 38-41
- Dominic Bradbury, New Country House, London: Laurence King Publishing, pp. 192-197
- ‘Casa Cocoon’, AV Monografías: Cassas Con Sentido (Houses with Sense), Issue 102, pp. 72-75