Apollo Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania
Replete with devastating panoramas, Apollo Bay, on Bruny Island finds itself nonetheless exposed. Winds buffet the angled terrain and so we devised a high walled courtyard to protect the inner workings of this home.
The house employs an inflected non-orthogonal plan where massive stone walls encompass living spaces which are enriched by the resultant spatial complexity.
A black interior has been created which provides relief from the blisteringly bright Tasmanian light. D’entrecasteaux House has a simple pallet, dark within and a pale stone exterior. Face-fixed bespoke glazing focuses attention upon very specific elements within the overwhelming landscape continuum.
Project Architect Thomas Bailey
Photography by Ben Hosking