Monday, 2 July 2012

Rock My World - Cliff Face House

I came across this house, called the Cliff Face House by Fergus Scott architects with Peter Stutchbury Architecture, in's announcement of the 2012 NSW Architecture Awards winners. I was checking out the winning entries at the same time as researching all things rock for this week - one of those serendipitous moments.

The house is built on a sandstone cliff face in Palm Beach, Sydney. It is not just built on a cliff face though it is actually built in a cliff face with the rock of the cliff forming one of the walls of the house (and parts of the floor). It is more than aesthetically pleasing as from an environmental position it also contributes to the natural cooling system for the house.

What impresses me most though is it's connection to place - a literal thing sure but also a feeling.

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