Elphinstone House by Bellemo & Cat
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Elphinstone House by Bellemo & Cat

Silhouetted on a farmland ridge in rural Victoria, the Elphinstone House is a small weekend house for a Lebanese-Australian, silently watches the weather roll over the distant hills.

Architects: Bellemo & Cat
Location: Elphinstone, Victoria, Australia
Photographs: Sonia Mangiapane

Elphinstone House by Bellemo & Cat

© Sonia Mangiapane

Elphinstone House by Bellemo & Cat

© Sonia Mangiapane

This building composed of two similarly geometric black volumes, with red compact interior and open space.

Elphinstone House by Bellemo & Cat

© Sonia Mangiapane

Elphinstone House by Bellemo & Cat

© Sonia Mangiapane

Elphinstone-House by Bellemo & Cat

© Sonia Mangiapane

Elphinstone-House by Bellemo & Cat

© Sonia Mangiapane

Inspiration from architect:

It’s a house with various allusions both local (Ned Kelly) and international (burka, woolen tents of nomadic Arabic). The angle of the sun, the outlook to the view and the collection of water have been the determining principles in the design, as has the idea of duality.


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