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Azure AZ Awards of Merit Residential Architecture 03
Azure AZ Award of Merit Residential Architecture 04

Set into the bank of an estuary, this weekend home achieves that elusive combination of rustic charm and contemporary elegance. The 250-square-metre structure is made of steel, concrete and cross-laminated timber panels, with stone and cork floors warmed by geo­thermal heating. On the first floor, where the kitchen and living room are located, full-height glazing outlined in a fluorescent beam of light slides away completely, opening up the interior to the wooded lot. The top floor – where vertical chestnut louvres enclose the bedrooms as well as outdoor spaces – canti­levers effortlessly above it all.

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