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.

Description House
Completed 2001
Location Wye River, Coastal Victoria
Photographer Mark Munro