The concept of a humble hut with strong bones defines Roger’s new abode. It also resonates with his simplistic, spiritual and beautiful persona. Unable to find a suitable section for his vision, Roger subdivided the site of his existing residence — where he had lived for around 30 years — to build a new home behind it.
The design was governed by a deep desire to save as many of the existing native trees on site as possible, to seamlessly integrate the landscape with the residence and to leave a smaller carbon footprint. To achieve this its orientation, internal layout, roof forms, glazing, choice of materials and spatial volumes were all shaped through sun studies, rigorous application of passive house design principles, cost analysis, life span maintenance, thermal properties and existing site features.