The house is orientated to facilitate the geometry of the winds and Murcutt took this opportunity to experiment with positive and negative airflow over forms. The wings of this building are separated into living and sleeping areas, connected with two sets of pivoting doors. The open plan living space is located on the warmer side of the house and the south side is shifted to shelter the North veranda, which is necessary in the summer months. Murcutt strived to “make a whole building where it feels like one is living on the edge and can smell the rain and sense changes in the air and light”. By working with the climate, Murcutt managed to create an interior that reinforces and also dissolves the differences between the environments within and around the house.
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