Edition Office is an architecture studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Through the execution of its built work and research, the practice is creating an ongoing series of figures, relics, stories and relationships; all continuing a greater investigation into material and spatial practice.
Presented project, Fish Creek House, is a residence situated along a winding ridgeline on the outskirts of the small Australian township of Fish Creek. The aim was to create a building, that will respond to an Australian landscape condition. Due to strong local winds and a nearby country road, home surrounds itself in a highly textured brickwork wall.
“This long wall wraps the three nested, black timber pavilions of the house like a rough and coarse blanket and offers them shelter while they sit upon the lower wall edge and gaze out upon the undulating and extraordinary coastline of Wilsons Promontory,” described the team of Edition Office.
The organisation of the site creates a series of sheltered and planted courtyards, that offer immediate garden and relationships to the interior spaces. The robust appearance of the house can evoke a cold feelings, hoverer, interiors provide warm palette of timber-lined walls, black-pigmented concrete floors and black form-ply ceilings, creating homey and welcoming atmosphere. Fish Creek House is a beautiful residence, creating an emotional dialogue emerge between house, landscape and the occupier.