Peninsula House | Wood Marsh Architecture

Peninsula House | Wood Marsh Architecture | Photographer: Timothy Kaye

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Peninsula House | Wood Marsh Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Bunurong
Year
2023
Chapter

Victoria

Category
Regional Prize (VIC)
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Spence Construction
Photographer
Timothy Kaye
Project summary

As an artistic architectural response to Australia’s coastline, Peninsula House forms a dramatic sculptural relic, weathered by its context. A ribbon of rammed earth rises monumentally, before gradually tapering and returning to the landscape.

The planted atrium defines the axial centre, allowing natural light to flood the interior. Hallways snake from the atrium forming three distinct zones. The main double height living space rises towards the expansive views of Flinders and Bass Strait.

The dark, natural material palette of charred timber and rammed earth shrouds the building. Internally the thematic quality of darkness continues with black mosaics, timber battens, and terrazzo. Emphasised is the shifting nature of light and shadow along curving surfaces and forms of walls and openings.

Peninsula House is envisioned in the round, to sit harmoniously in its setting – its raw sculptural language belying its domestic use – an erosional remnant of its harsh, exposed coastal setting.

Victorian Jury Presentation
Project Practice Team

Craig Miell, Project Lead
Marco Zerbi, Interior Designer
Matilda Parolini, Graduate of Architecture
Randal Marsh, Director
Roger Wood, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Clive Steele, Structural Engineer
Edefice, ESD Consultant
Metro Dynamics, Acoustic Consultant
Nepean Planning, Town Planner
NK Group, Building Surveyor
WRAP Engineering, Services Consultant

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