Building in Kangaroo Valley Again

It’s been around two months since work has begun on site for this fantastic new house in Kangaroo Valley. Views are across the valley to the north and east, and the site is cradled by the National Park to the west. There is a tight deadline on this house and we hope to be finished by next May… so it would be great if it stopped raining!

Our main goal in the designing of this project, was to:

  • create a light and airy rural retreat with a welcoming feel
  • maximise the 270 degree views of the escarpment and surrounding landscape
  • take advantage of the northern sun for warmth in winter.
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The house began to reveal itself in late July of last year, as the bold, black steel frames were erected.

GETTING AMONGST IT111

Construction is hard work.

WATER TANK1

The water tank is well underway.

CONCRETE SAMPLING1
CONCRETE SAMPLING1
CONCRETE SAMPLING1

Adding aggregate to the concrete for sampling.

INITIAL VOLUMES1
TOPOGRAPHY1

Beautiful, secluded site.

BUSHFIRE ANALYSIS1

As was expected, the site is extremely susceptible to bushfire – the red shading in one of our images indicates areas within the flame zone, the riskiest part of the site. The remainder of the site is BAL40 which is one level from Flame Zone. The project now addresses these conditions. Nothing we haven’t done before but something that increases the complexity of the job.

EXCAVATION1

Digging into the red Australian soil.

ROUGH SAWN1

Treated pine, ready to roll.  What a stunning texture and colour, seen from this angle.

COLLABORATION1
COLLABORATION1

A collaboration of visionaries.

CONCEPT1

Design development.

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