ISSUE 25  |  Kitchen Confidential

Architect Visit: Bonnet Hill House by Dock4 Architecture

June 25, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Janet Hall

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Based on the island of Tasmania, at the southernmost point of Australia, Dock4 is an architecture practice dedicated to taking advantage of the natural beauty of the island. The firm's residential portfolio includes the Bonnet Hill House, "a modest building of 100 square meters, situated on a large open rural site," according to the architects. "It is a simple, two-story, cement-clad box that sits deep on a north facing bank. Materials are limited and raw and, in many cases, left unfinished. We used low-cost materials on the larger areas, while higher-quality materials define the openings." Designed to facilitate movement between the indoors and outdoors, the large custom wood windows bring abundant light into the interior and add a note of expansiveness to the project. See more work at Dock4.

Photos courtesy of Dock4.