The building is located on the southern coast of Victoria, Australia, where harsh winds and rain prevail. The construction, quite frankly, looks quite unusual, as if it came out of somewhere under the ground. For some of our readers the shape is reminiscent of a crescent moon or a sand dune, for others it reminds them of a landed alien saucer.
It seems that in this case the flight of fancy is not limited by anything. All concave and convex roof surfaces are made using conventional laths and rafters. The exterior walls are covered in galvanized metal, combined with the overall shape, making it easy to take care of the structure.
Laminated wood lumber is ideal for organizing curved lines because of its natural malleability. The villa's avant-garde design contrasts with the surrounding landscape to give it an ultra-contemporary appeal.
Inside, everything feels open, and warmth and coziness are maintained by the wood paneling that encompasses the entire interior. Huge windows let in sunlight and offer a beautiful panorama of the immediate surroundings. In the center is the fireplace, thanks to the insulated walls, it perfectly warms the room.
The architect succeeded in creating a house that harmonizes perfectly with its surroundings, and at the same time boasts its own integrity, never succumbing to the elements of nature.
Photo from James Stockwell Architects archive.