The Buxton house is a bush retreat overlooking the Black Range State Forest 100km north east of Melbourne. The house is defined by its large & deep overhanging roof designed to offer shade and protection from the elements.

Project Name: Buxton Rise
Studio Name: Format Architects
Project Size: 180 m2
Completion Date: 2019
Building Levels: 1
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Ernesto Arriagada

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The plan is arranged around a glass walled open plan living and dining area facing north, a rendered masonry walled sleeping zone to the south and outdoor areas defined by the cantilevered roof to the east and west.

©Ernesto Arriagada

The roof is constructed of a grid of deep laminated veneer lumber beams exposed and expressed in the ceiling.

©Ernesto Arriagada

The simple order, restrained detailing and a palette of warm internal materials including polished plaster walls, plywood ceilings and exposed aggregate concrete floors lends this house a calm and relaxed feel.


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