Casa di Campo | Neil Architecture

Casa di Campo | Neil Architecture | Photographer: Tom Blachford

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Casa di Campo | Neil Architecture

Traditional Land Owners


Regional Prize (VIC)
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Fido Projects
Tom Blachford
Project summary

Located west of Melbourne in Werribee South, on a predominantly flat terrain, Casa Di Campo celebrates the connections between rural living and agricultural farming. The site, zoned for agricultural, is utilised for its market garden produce and is vastly exposed to the surrounding climate.

The design takes cues from the original Italian farmhouse vernacular, becoming a gesture to the cultural context of Italian immigrant settlement originating in the Werribee area. The brief was to accommodate a work and home life balance within a rural setting and resulted in an outcome that pays tribute to the public domain by creating a positive refuge for farmers to reside for work.

Victorian Architecture Awards Accolades
Shortlist – Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

The design of our home delivers a harmonious union of well-being, sanctuary and practicality, encapsulated in beauty.

A neutral palette evokes tranquillity and peace, making mundane tasks pleasurable. The abundance of daylight from skylights and windows enhances well-being, and a connection with nature from every strategically framed view.

The children’s wing offers sanctuary and privacy, with independent access to the garden and pool areas.

Entertaining is effortless with seamless integration between living, dining and outdoor areas. The kitchen offers concealed functionality whilst also being an inviting central hub.

Project Practice Team

David Neil, Design Architect

Will Phung, Studio Director

Mark Yam, Graduate of Architecture

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Acre, Landscape Consultant
Code Compliance, Building Surveyor
Form Landscapes, Landscape Consultant
Olnee Rammed Earth, Rammed Earth Contractor
Struct Plan, Structural Engineer

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Casa di Campo | Neil Architecture | Photographer: Tom Blachford

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