This project is a small cabin in the town of Ventnor on Phillip Island in Victoria. The project is
located on 160 acres of farmland, currently used for grazing livestock. The rolling, grass covered
landscape slopes down toward the harsh, rocky coastline fronting Bass Straight, providing stunning
The building references the simple cattle shelters, which scatter the surrounding farmlands
providing protection for livestock in the harsh weather conditions. When the three large corrugated
sliding doors are opened, a refined glazed internal volume is revealed. Internally, a palette of
warm, natural materials contrasts the buildings external, rural appearance.
The amenities are minimal, reduced to the bare essentials. One open living room and simple washing
and cooking facilities are all that is provided. This approach encourages the occupants to venture
outside and experience the landscape, only returning inside for shelter and sleep.