Bellbird Retreat House / Steendijk

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers: Austral Bricks, Bosch, Breezway, GJames, Lysaght, Morso, Airfusion, Claypave, EMBASSYLiving, Rainbow Power Company, Sun-Mar Bellbird Retreat House / Steendijk Brian Steendyk ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Bellbird Retreat House / SteendijkSave this projectSaveBellbird Retreat House / Steendijk Area:  67 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Houses CopyHouses•Killarney, Australia CopyAbout this officeSteendijkOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKillarneyAustraliaPublished on August 21, 2019Cite: “Bellbird Retreat House / Steendijk” 20 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: Steendijk Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Engineering:Westera EngineersDesign Team:Brian Steendyk, Timo Lueck, Shaun CrossmanCity:KillarneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig HodgesRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Bellbird Retreat is a weekend escape to a stunning rural setting.  The modest dwelling sits in a pristine bushland reserve and encourages a dialogue between man-made and natural environments. Connection to place is embraced through building form and materials, climatic sensitivity, and the framing of views.  As a place of contemplation and rejuvenation, Bellbird Retreat excels.  Tempering the remote rural land upon which it sits, it affords its occupants comfort and safe haven.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig HodgesSustainability in a climatically extreme environment was embraced, from rainwater and electricity harvesting to passive design measures utilising the building’s mass and orientation to create year-round thermal comfort. With a site susceptible to devastating bushfires, the inspired fire-resistant roof design eliminated combustible timber rafters by utilising the structural capacity of steel pleats to create a single span structure with unsupported cantilevered eaves.  Eave depth allows the winter sun to penetrate, reserving heat in the mass of the concrete slab to make nights warm and enjoyable.  In summer, the sun is precluded allowing breezes to transfer the cool of the slab’s mass.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig HodgesSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig HodgesOn approach, Bellbird Retreat appears fortress-like with the pleated steel roof crowning three pivoting brick blades that tie the dwelling inextricably to the site while sheltering the building from wind, sun, and fire. The building sits boldly, carved into the landscape.  It is positioned to maximise the mountain saddle for recreational use, enticing the occupant through sliding corner doors that peel back. The concrete floor slab cantilevers to provide an impromptu seat and discourages wildlife accessing interior spaces. The twisted roof form responds to topographical features rising over the modest living space to frame the mountain top.  Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig HodgesDissolving the distinction between interior and exterior, monolithic brick blade walls are carried inside, and triangular roof pleats penetrate the northern glass facade, and their patina resonates with the bark of surrounding gum trees.  Past a welcoming bench and covered entry, the modest open-plan interior dramatically expands to a breathtaking layered view beyond.  The interior employs the rich golden hues of locally grown indigenous hoop pine utilised for joinery, doors, walls, and ceilings.  Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig HodgesSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig HodgesBedroom windows are orientated towards ‘morning’ views, with living spaces capturing ‘evening’ views as the last rays illuminate the stunning Condamine Gorge escarpment.  The bathroom sits between the bedrooms via a corridor of louvres protected from fire embers by an exterior stainless steel mesh.  Corridor doors are rebated into the wall and can be readily configured to allow the occupants from both rooms to use the bathroom with privacy maintained, or to have a dedicated ensuite to the main bedroom.  The interior is simple, restrained and sparse and is a counterpoint to the omnipresent beauty of the natural landscape. Rural sensibilities and restrained tectonics balance the building’s composition, creating open yet protected spaces.  Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig HodgesProject gallerySee allShow lessWestern Academy of Haining International Campus of Zhejiang University / UADSelected ProjectsRestoration and Extension of Xianghui Hall, Fudan University / TJAD Original Design …Selected Projects Share Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig Hodges+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architect: Photographs:  Christopher Frederick Jones, Brian Steendyk, Craig Hodges Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Australialast_img

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