Hanging Rock House
Six Degrees Architects
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

John Gollings

Hanging Rock House - Local Landscape Rock Bush - Fred Ganim - Design Archive

From The Architect

The goal was to take advantage of the site context and outlooks, all within a simple and cost efficient structure. The land presented a panoramic outlook toward Hanging Rock. Unfortunately this outlook is to the South. The obstacle was to orientate to the view and uphold direct northern light through the home. With its position on a hill, shaping of the land was required prior to construction. This physical amalgamation of the built form with the surroundings strengthens the project’s link with its context.

Hanging Rock House - Local Interior Garden - Fred Ganim - Design Archive

The approach to the house is intentionally nonlinear appropriating from ancient traditions. Thus, there was no delivery for a ‘front door’ but in its place is an ‘arrival courtyard’. The house is structured around a living section and a sleeping section with a secondary living area at the junction.

This house is the family’s primary habitation that accommodates for all their living requirements, all within a simple structure that adjusts the inhabitants towards the views and neighbouring environment.

Hanging Rock House - Local Garden - Fred Ganim - Design Archive
Hanging Rock House - Australian Living Room Architecture - Fred Ganim - Design Archive
Hanging Rock House - Australian Garden Sculpture - Fred Ganim - Design Archive
Hanging Rock House - Australian Front Facade Architecture - Fred Ganim - Design Archive
Hanging Rock House - Australian Exterior Landscape Rock - Fred Ganim - Design Archive
Hanging Rock House - Australian Exterior Garden Sculpture - Fred Ganim - Design Archive

Credits

Architects -

 Six Degrees Architects

Photographer -

 John Gollings

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