Cocoon House

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.

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