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House At Dulcot

George St, Dulcot Tasmania

A family house in a rural setting, nestling into the North East sloping hillside face overlooking the panorama of the Coal River valley. The simple double loaded axial plan, stepped to site contours, exploits functional and visual connections to the site and the valley beyond.

A basic material palette: floors of terra cotta tiles and polished timber, unpainted bagged concrete block walls with unpainted compressed sheet cladding and insulation externally above plinth level, exposed timber laminated rafters and boarded ceiling, white corrugated iron roofing.

An essay exploring various energy related notions; orientation, sunlight penetration and control, reflective external surfaces, high mass well insulated walls, folding glass front fireplace with high mass surround and remote recirculating return air system.

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RAIA (Tasmanian Chapter) Residential Design Award

“As a family home this house is experienced as a rhythmic compilation of space and light resulting in a series of vibrant living areas with expansive views of the Coal River Valley, cleverly interconnected with service zones. The design approach, in the Jury's opinion, was consistent throughout and able to sustain a process of enquiry.”