The Courtyard House Somers, at the south-eastern point of the Mornington Peninsula.
In this new home the client brief was for a low maintenance home to accommodate an expanding family with regular guests. Located on a semi-rural context, one hour from the CBD the house is designed to operate independently of public water, gas, sewerage and electricity. The design incorporates a range of outdoor spaces as an extension of the living spaces. Spaces are orientated due north and the shape of the house is designed to allow the sun to heat spaces during winter and to naturally ventilate during summer.
Short listed for the 2012 Australian Institute of Architects, Residential (Houses – New) Award.