The Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architects is a manifestation of the character of its environment. Embedded in a hillside in the Australian suburb of Bayview, the cave-like house is a reflection of the firm's well-known specialty in designing residential projects that complement Australia's unique landscapes. Earlier this month, the Cabbage Tree House won the Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture in the 2018 NSW Architecture Awards. It was even one of the Australian projects that made it onto the longlist for the latest RIBA International Prize competition.
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“It anchors with aggression, but sits with elegance against an escarpment of Sydney sandstone. The building is elemental, almost cave-like and has a horizontality that places the layers of the building as primary contours of the hillside.”
“The bold leaning façade plays poetically with both the sky and the immediate land. Cabbage Tree House is a real investigation into raw living, a track to past habits and a shelter that is more reminiscent of cave than shed. The building is elaborate only in its restraint.”
Photos courtesy of the 2018 NSW Architecture Awards.
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