Positioned below the edge of an elongated stretch that connects the coastal hinterland of Berry with the rim of the sunken plateau of Kangaroo Valley is Ã¢â‚¬ËœContour HouseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ by Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Located in Berry Mountain, New South Wales, Australia, the single-story dwelling is named for its linear form that is set against the sliding and undulating contours of the land. Two-fold in its design, the structure features a strong western wall, which protects against brush fires, and a vastly different eastern facade which is open and responsive to the surrounding environment.
Measuring a total of 2,497 square feet (232 square meters), the house is connected to the landscape in a variety of ways, its relatively compact arrangement informed by the slopping site and encompassing views. A centralized living and dining space provides a common facility, while bedrooms and private corridors are housed within the shipping-container-like tubes. Thermal mass, geothermal air, evacuated tube and solar penetration manage the internal environment, relieving the environmental and long-term impacts of the dwelling. Via