embedded coastal Victoria

Located not far from my home I was lucky enough to watch this little gem rise out of the ground. Cabin 2 is a self contained extension to an existing 1960s log cabin located in hipster bay side suburb Blairgowrie in Victoria Australia.  The surrounding coastal Moonah and tee tree woodland  hides the suburban-like density of houses.

Designed by Maddison Architects the new architecture is embedded into the landscape.  The folding roof grows out from the topography to act as a new type of landform. The roof directly reflects the internal volume, and the skeletal frame is fully exposed inside and out to convey a structural and architectural honesty.  The monolithic plinth is purposefully part sunken into the land and hollowed out to emphasise a feeling of refuge and physical engagement with the site.

Maddison Architects prove that within a small footprint great design can prevail. Yes we have such a crush on this little gem.

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

Blairgowrie house by Maddison Architects

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