red hill house

  • Type
  • Residential
  • Client
  • National Build
  • Location
  • Red Hill, ACT
  • Project Details
  • Nestled amongst the leafy tree lined streets of Red Hill, the house perches itself on the quiet hill to maximise the expansive views; all the while integrating with the calm streetscape and disguising the lower level below. The design reimagines the long horizontal lines of 1960’s California architecture and presents it within a modern setting.

    The house is designed between four strong vertical walls, which extend throughout the house to divide the plan into two key wings connected by the entrance gallery and stair. At the end of each wing, the plan opens to maximise the Red Hill vistas, the private terrace and pool.

    The roof becomes a key element in the success of this house, elevated above the primary blade walls by a ribbon of glazing. This extends the entire perimeter of the house, whilst controlling the northern solar access in all seasons to provide an excellent internal environment year round.

    The passive principles applied include solar orientation and control, thermal mass and cross ventilation, all of which establishes a comfortable home all year round while reducing costs in artificial lighting, heating and cooling. The composition of elegant design, concious sustainability and refined materiality has created a home perfect for the modern family.