KINGFISHER ROAD HOUSE
Like a recently-landed spaceship, this steel house does not harmonise or blend with the environment. However it does provide the necessities for human existence and survival. It also uses environmentally sustainable design methods.
The lack of power and water supply and the isolated, flame-zone location meant that back-to-basics planning was necessary, especially for bushfires.
All rainwater is collected in the wide-valley roof without using gutters.
Adjustable solar panels generate the required 3kw of power.
The sculptural form of the roof creates pleasing outdoor living areas that enhance the compact but spacious interior of the house.
Builder: Trinder Alpine Builders
Architecture Award: Affordable Housing <$300,000 – 2008