New South Wales
This site is certainly one of the most unusual we have ever come across. There is no backyard. Instead a rocky ravine within the cliffs brings the Pacific Ocean right into its core.
The house is an extension of its location and could not reasonably sit anywhere else. It grows out of the rock organically and responds to the gorge that defines its base.
Its connection with the ocean is intimate and immediate, from everywhere in the house. The angular plan and split level section, in combination with, sometimes unexpected, voids and openings, allow a myriad of different view points and experiences of the ocean, the rocks and the sky, enlivened by the various paths of natural light into the house over the course of the day and the year.