Broken Ridge House
Perched on a very steep site on the Mornington Peninsula, the design of this house is intended to 'break' the single volume around the contours of the hill to better seat it in the landscape, whilst still taking advantage of the amazing views across the bay to the city. The broken volume of glass and steel is then covered in a timber shell, that opens up at the 2 ends to reveal the spaces within.
The program was divided into Parents and Guests/Kids zones at either end of the long volume, connected by the shared zones where family and friends come together. The material palette takes its cues very much from the surrounding bushland. Spotted gum timber is employed extensively both inside and out in a natural and a charred finish to add some articulation through material to the two distinct, intersecting volumes.