habitat house

a stealth building that becomes one with the landscape

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this house design was a collaboration with the owners, a master jeweler and a contemporary artist. one of the key ideas was the house would be a vessel to house their extensive collections of art and design objects.  the house opens onto a dense subtropical forest at the rear.  the colour palette of the house allows the building to recede into the background.  externally the house is a stealth like object that disappears into the landscape.  internally the walls are the neutral background that heighten the experience of viewing the contemporary art collection.