Flinders House is carefully sited at the crest of a hill and, like many Wood/Marsh projects, is unapologetic in its monumentality and deep connection with the earth.
This building harks back to the practice’s iconic Gottlieb House of some twenty-odd years ago, where the compression and release in space served to move beyond a simple reading of sculptural geometry and loaded the volume with the impact of program, a diurnal quality of light and the activated qualities of raw material.
Composed as two wings in plan, the dwelling shifts dramatically as the geometries negotiate each other and the contours of the landscape.
What is striking here is the use of material. Fundamentally this is a single-storey house (albeit a large one) with rendered, double-brick walls, a concrete floor and timber windows, but the simple materials are pushed to a new layer of refinement.