smiths lake house

project description

Set on a sloping site above Smiths Lake, this weekender is divided into living and sleeping pavilions stepping down the site and connected by a butterfly roof covered stair.

Envisaged as a luxuriously simple getaway, the design is a low cost, low impact solution to a sensitive and beautiful location.

The location is within a flame zone bushfire area so the building is designed to minimise fire damage including fire protection sprinklers on the roof which can also cool the house when needed with collected rainwater.

Photographer: Michael Sandberg

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