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Jaw-Dropping Southern House in Australia Boasts Incredible 270 Degree Coastal Views

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 21, 2013 @ 1:30 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,energy efficiency,gallery | No Comments



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It isn’t certain where exactly the Southern House is located, but there is no question that it is hands down one of the most attractive residential programs on Inhabitat. And if you detect a hint of Frank Lloyd Wright [5] in the design that is also known as the “Brow of the Hill,” that makes sense too since the chief architecture has followed his work closely.

The sweeping roof provides a powerful aesthetic as well as shading, while thick walls, alcoves and an embedded courtyard and terrace all work together to mitigate excess solar gain [6] in summer. And finally, the weathered rust brown essexite cladding gives the home something of an industrial aspect while also helping it to integrate within the enviable natural landscape.

+ Fergus Scott Architects [3]

Via Inthralld [7]

Photos by Michael Nicholson


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[3] Fergus Scott Architects: http://www.fergusscottarchitects.com.au/#

[4] passive solar and thermal design: http://inhabitat.com/tag/passive-design/

[5] Frank Lloyd Wright: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=frank+lloyd+wright

[6] mitigate excess solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-bridge-house-is-wedged-between-two-california-hills/

[7] Inthralld: http://inthralld.com/2013/02/sweeping-steel-southern-house-by-fergus-scott/

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