The September 2015 issue of Dwell magazine takes an in-depth look at the House at Hanging Rock, past winner of the Australian Institute of Architects’ prestigious Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture.
The home, designed by architect Kerstin Thompson, sits nestled in the hills about an hour north of Melbourne. It features a variety of natural materials – including Thermomass-insulated precast panels – that project a sense of calm and tranquility.
The somber palette—the ceilings are dark, the walls almost black—is tempered by huge windows, which encourage views across the valley to Hanging Rock and to a nearby stand of eucalyptus trees, while the elemental quality of concrete—immutable yet tranquil—evokes the sense of calm the [owners] wanted.
See the photos and read the full article here: