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.
Craig Miell, Project Lead
Marco Zerbi, Interior Designer
Matilda Parolini, Graduate of Architecture
Randal Marsh, Director
Roger Wood, Project Architect
Clive Steele, Structural Engineer
Edefice, ESD Consultant
Metro Dynamics, Acoustic Consultant
Nepean Planning, Town Planner
NK Group, Building Surveyor
WRAP Engineering, Services Consultant