Geometric finesse

The house is built from Hebel panel, an aerated concrete block that lies against the steel foundation and has an excellent fire safety rating. The glazing is heat-treated and toughened, while new fire safety standards eliminate gaps that would allow flames to breathe. Inside, the beautiful, airy feeling is immediately striking, as is an appreciation of the surrounding environment. Every window has a great view, the most breathtaking being in the middle of the house; the dining room looks out onto stunning, rolling forest. The rooms might usually be considered small but here they are perfect because of the openness of the design.

Read the full article by Lou Sweeney in 'The Age'.

Photo: Peter Bennets - Architects Edwards Moore