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Detached from the surrounds, Jindabyne sits removed and self-supporting as a family home that embraces its pastoral context. Inspired by the preceding pitched-roofed silhouettes of rural sheds and cottages, the home balances an appropriate response to context with a sense of the familiar. The form intentionally lays low along the site, following the terrain as separate pavilions are connected through subtle level changes and connecting series of steps. At its core the home is a respectful insertion that operates completely off-grid, allowing its owners to live harmoniously within a uniquely Australian alpine locale.

Clad in roughly sawn timber, the intent is for the encasing materiality of the home to weather and patina, capturing time and eventually resembling the nearby Eucalypt trees. A matched natural palette is utilised both internally and externally to reflect the surrounding natural tones, as a sensitive offering. Despite the steep fall of the site, the creation of three separate pavilions allows an ease of navigation amongst the natural elements, changing direction to follow the typology, each with its own differing engagement with the landscape. The flexibility and fluid nature of the home allows the growing family owners to
adapt the home as they grow, shifting between enclosure and openness as needed.

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