Architects from Luigi Rosselli ‘s practice have completed a family Higher Nation Residence positioned in Armidale, Australia. Home was designed with a subtle kind of contemporary style. For more pictures and architects’; description continue soon after the jump:
From the Architects:
This hill leading home is a concrete expression of Armidale ’s distinctive meeting of rural life and culture, “agri-culture”, a town with a university and a lot of other cultural institutions.
The customers seamlessly combine their flourishing agribusiness with their white collar occupations. Gentlemen farming. Their contemporary “Homestead” is located at the peak of the property overseeing the overall health of the cattle in the valley beneath.
The 1000 meter of altitude are felt outside with cold winter fog covering the valley, while inside the property is a refuge enhanced by strongly integrated passive solar design principles. The sheds and barns are located remotely.
Maintaining nature intact, the grassy slopes of the hill continue all the way up under the concrete platform. The slab and the corrugated steel skirt below, are a protection against grass fires and conceal large water tanks. The concrete and the tanks offer ample thermal mass to balance the temperature extremes that high nation encounters. The Interiors are an urbane and cultured refuge to a collection of art and indigenous artefacts collected in Africa and Asia. There is no spot for whips, saddles and country style clichés.
Project: Higher Nation Home
Designed by Luigi Rosselli Architects
Project Architect: Luigi Rosselli, Edward Birch, Corrado Palleschi Builder: Jeff Rolley
Structural Consultant: Charles Blunt of Rooney & Bye (Australia) Pty Ltd Consulting Engineers
Joiner: Kirrawee Kitchens
Landscape Architect: William Dangar
Interior Designer: Darryl Gordon Style
Electrical Contractor: Troy Miller Electrical
Plumbing & Hydraulics Contractor: Damien McCann Plumbing
Photography: Edward Birch
Place: Armidale, NSW, Australia
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