Comprised of a pair of modern volumes, the Two Halves House uses a rustic skin to conform to its bushland setting. The separate layout lends itself to a separation of functions — sleeping areas in one pavilion and social spaces in the other. Opposed to the private wing, the main living area boasts an open plan to encourage gathering. The interior is full of nods to contemporary design, including birch plywood cladding, polished concrete floors, and a custom steel island. In contrast, the exterior's raw Blackbutt facade is really a tribute to the rustic Australian landscape.
Photos: Christine Francis / Moloney Architects