Great Wall of Warburton by BKK Architects

© Shannon McGrath

Great Wall of Warburton by BKK Architects

Situated on a slope site among native bushland with rolling hills to the north, the Great Wall of Warburton is a single level long building which consist of a solid masonry wall and wood construction.

Architects: BKK Architects
Location: Warburton, Victoria, Australia
Photography: Shannon McGrath

Great Wall of Warburton by BKK Architects
© Shannon McGrath
Great Wall of Warburton by BKK Architects
© Shannon McGrath
Great Wall of Warburton by BKK Architects
© Shannon McGrath
Great Wall of Warburton by BKK Architects
© Shannon McGrath

The interior face of the wall acts as an anchor to the house that embeds it into the landscape, it is visible from every space.

Great Wall of Warburton by BKK Architects
© Shannon McGrath
Great Wall of Warburton by BKK Architects
© Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

Inspiration from architect:

The wall forms a protective courtyard space continuing in the relationship between building and landscape through a type of embedded occupation.

Internal organisation is anchored around the wall and orientated towards the views and sunlight. Spaces unfold with a rich materiality that reflects the landscape as one moves through the house.