This rural house designed by Max Pritchard Architect, this modern house designed with black concrete floor and internal stone walls act as heat sinks, to storing the warmth from the sun in winter.
Description from Architects:
The long linear form of this rural house faces north maximising the sun for winter heating, and allowing cross ventilation to provide summer cooling.
A black concrete floor and internal stone walls act as heat sinks, storing the warmth from the sun in winter. The stone was collected by the owners from the house site and laid by the owners and their families.
The orientation and large window walls provide panoramic distant views of the hills and the sea.
Kitchen benching extends outside to a covered barbeque terrace.
The south wall is dug into the hillside helping to stabilize internal temperatures. A simple curved iron roof is a dramatic shape seeming to hinge out from the land. Internal ceilings follow the exterior roof shape contributing to the feeling of expansive space.
A unique ensuite is formed as a part of the main bedroom but screened by the brightly coloured shower formed from a concrete water pipe.