Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Architects
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Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Architects

Located on a former farmland in eastern Victoria, the Scapehouse is a family coastal residence for summer holidays, overlooking panoramic views from Cape Liptrap to Wilson Promontory.

Architects: Andrew Simpson Architects
Location: Cape Liptrap, Victoria, Australia
Photographs: Christine Francis

Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Architects

© Christine Francis

Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Architects

© Christine Francis

Internally the wings are mediated by an ambiguous central space that operates as provisional gallery, entry, veranda, storage, dining, lounge and circulation zone. This contested area engages more directly with the landscape and environment and accommodates shifting patterns of use.

Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Architects

© Christine Francis

Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Architects

© Christine Francis

Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Architects

© Christine Francis

Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Architects

© Christine Francis

Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Architects

© Christine Francis

Inspiration from architect:

As a point of departure, the sectional character of the design adopts an idealised child-like profile of a gabled house. However this reading of the architecture is subverted by a reorientation of the plan. The house twists to accommodate framed views and take advantage of the natural fall of the site, with two wings capturing significant views of the landscape to the east and west.


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