Foothills House

by Strachan Group Architects
Foothills House Strachan Group Architects

CONTEXT
Set on the slopes south of the Bombay Hills, this is a large country house for a family of 5 with strong family ties to the local farming community.
DESIGN
The low-slung forms follow the natural land contour, anchoring into the slope just below the crest to deflect and protect against the strong south-westerly wind, and providing sheltered courtyards and verandahs to the north.
The two elongated shed-like pavilions define the Living Areas from the Bedrooms with an internal garden courtyard linking the two.
Durable materials used in their “raw” state blend with the natural landscape. The base of the building is of natural stack bonded concrete block with a steel structured lightweight roof umbrella suspended over highly glazed walls.

Photos by: Patrick Reynolds

  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects
  • Foothills House Strachan Group Architects

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Sunset Point Residence

    Sunset Point Residence

    Perched on a San Juan Island shoreline, this 2,365 sqft home looks northwest over Sunset Bay, Haro Strait, and occasional whales passing by.  
    In order to utilize this smal...

  • Mechanics Institute Hall Conversion

    Mechanics Institute Hall ..

    The 1857 Mechanics Institute Hall is located in South Yarra, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and it was recently converted into a state-of-the-art inner city retreat. T...

  • Dutchess House No. 1

    Dutchess House No. 1

    This sustainable, contemporary residence by New York architects Grzywinski + Pons is located in Millerton, New York, USA. It was completed in 2012 and includes a separate guesthous...

  • Endemico Resguardo Silvestre

    Endemico Resguardo Silves..

    Located in Valle de Guadalupe «Mexico’s Wine Country», Baja California,Endémico Resguardo Silvestre is a set of twenty independent rooms of twenty square meters each, operated...

  • Villa L

    Villa L

    Powerhouse Company, in close collaboration with RAU, recently completed Villa L. 
Designed to fulfill the desires and needs of a young family, Villa L is set in the woods of cen...

  • Stunning 500-Year-Old Cloister Conversion

    Stunning 500-Year-Old Clo..

    Minim is a Spanish interior design studio created by Elina Vila and Agnès Blanch in 1999. The studio did an incredible job in restoring this residence situated in a late nineteent...

  • Brighton House

    Brighton House

    Description: This five-bedroom family home, custom designed in collaboration with our clients, is located in the Bayside suburb of Brighton.

    The central circulation ...

  • House in Ise

    House in Ise

    The building is located on high ground with lust greenery and a bluff that overlooks the beautiful Miyagawa-River flowing north-south through Ise City. The Intention was to create ...

  • Fioravanti Poolhouse

    Fioravanti Poolhouse

    The place: a lot with a fine view located in the Bisenzio river’s valley the landscape is a sequence of wooded areas, fields, olive-groves. The land is articuladed through terrac...

  • House 12k

    House 12k

    Terraced House 12K

    The first steps taken by the architect and the client start with the search of a suitable building site. Under the architect’s advice, two neighbo...

Mit der Nutzung unserer Webseite, stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies zu. Mehr erfahren.