Flinders House by Wood Marsh Architecture

Flinders House by Wood/Marsh Architecture

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.

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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.

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Composed as two wings in plan, the dwelling shifts dramatically as the geometries negotiate each other and the contours of the landscape.

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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.

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