toomah Farm – Toomuc valley
Honouring the Australian climate at every turn, this divine contemporary home design capitalises on every inch of available space, resulting in a functional, abode that celebrates the comforts of modern life.
The clients wanted to find inventive architectural solutions for their unique rural setting that would serve as a contemporary reinterpretation of the country landscape. They desired to capture the dramatic views of the rolling hillsides adjacent, but still retaining absolute privacy and a sense of tranquillity.
Nestled in a quiet valley, only minutes from the outskirts of sprawling suburbia, the resulting home is low maintenance with several substantial features. The natural timber battens and Corten panels ensure that the aesthetic will last the test of time, the windows are double glazed, passive heating and cooling methods have been used, and all rainwater is collected, whilst grey water is treated on site to cater for all domestic needs.
The design balances comfort, necessities and optimal views whilst still engaging with the landscape. The material palette was carefully considered, which, combined with simple architectural principals, creates a harmonious relationship between a modest family home and a delicate site. This project was big on ideas but modest in architectural statement, opening up a totally new direction for Drake Design.
Our design for this home has also been featured in The Home Magazine June 2022 issue. Find out more details about the article here.
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