D’ENTRECASTEAUX HOUSE

Status Completed Location Apollo Bay, Bruny Island Team Thomas Bailey Photographer Ben Hosking

Replete with devastating panoramas, Apollo Bay, on Bruny Island finds itself nonetheless exposed. 

Winds buffet the angled terrain and so we devised a high walled courtyard to protect the inner workings of this home. 

The house employs an inflected non-orthogonal plan where massive stone walls encompass living spaces which are enriched by the resultant spatial complexity.

A black interior has been created which provides relief from the blisteringly bright Tasmanian light.

D’entrecasteaux House has a simple pallet, dark within and a pale stone exterior. Face-fixed bespoke glazing focuses attention upon very specific elements within the overwhelming landscape continuum.