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Bluff Farm House

Mar 26, 2009
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Photography by Brett Boardman
  • Architect Richard Cole Architecture

In the tradition of isolated rural buildings, the house is conceived as a singular gesture responding to the strength of the site: a grassy terrace overlooking a river and facing a spectacular valley. The architectural expression of the design concept was realised in the refuge of the enclosing precast concrete wall that wraps around the sleeping and service zones, and the prospect provided by the sheltering canopy steel framed roof and glazed walls, which contain the living spaces. The character of the building deliberately avoids artifice with a palette of raw materials: concrete, galvanised steel, sandstone and plywood add texture and warmth to the interior.

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